Full Name
Job Title
Director, Climate Resilient Water Systems
Environmental Defense Fund
Speaker Bio
Robyn serves as Interim Director at OpenET Inc., and as Director, Climate Resilient Water Systems at Environmental Defense Fund, with work primarily focused on filling critical water information gaps to enable more sustainable land and water management practices across the Western United States.

For the past six years, Robyn has been working with partners at NASA, the Desert Research Institute, Google Earth Engine, a dozen other organizations and more than 100 stakeholders on the development of an online open platform for estimating consumptive water use, called OpenET. Robyn is now focused on building organizational sustainability for OpenET, and working with partners on driving adoption of the platform and expansion to additional geographies.

Prior to joining EDF, Robyn worked at the consulting firm CH2M Hill, where she was a water resources policy analyst and advised California’s Department of Water Resources on statewide flood and water planning. Robyn also holds a doctorate degree in Hydrologic Sciences from UC Davis and has contributed to a number of flood control and water management studies in California.