Tonmoyee Borthakur


Tonmoyee is WaterStart’s UK intern, she is currently based in Cardiff, Wales and is on route to completing her master’s degree in Sustainable Energy and Environment. She believes that working as an intern with WaterStart will enhance her skills for industry and fulfill her interest in learning more about sustainable water innovation at a global level. Having done her undergraduate project on removal of iron from groundwater by utilising tea leave waste, the areas of sustainable treatment of drinking water and also waste water particularly grab her interest.

Christine Monaco

Christine is the US intern for WaterStart and is a recent graduate from Pennsylvania State University with a degree in business and psychology. She is currently applying to law school and hopes to work in environmental law. Working in the water innovation sector has fueled her interest in water conservation and sustainability.

Will Sarni


Will Sarni is the founder and CEO of Water Foundry. He is also the CEO of the Colorado River Basin Fund. Prior to Water Foundry, Sarni was a managing director at Deloitte Consulting where he established and led the water strategy practice. He was the founder and CEO of DOMANI, a sustainability strategy firm, prior to Deloitte. 

Sarni is co-founder of WetDATA and is a board member of Flowater, Silver Bullet, Project WET and the Rocky Mountain Rowing Club. He is also on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Water Security.

Dave Johnson

David L. Johnson is the Deputy General Manager of Operations for the Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada Water Authority. Mr. Johnson has been with the agency since 2004, previously holding the position as director of the Water Quality & Treatment department for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

Pat Mulroy

Pat Mulroy is a Brookings nonresident senior fellow for climate adaptation and environmental policy at the Metropolitan Policy Program located at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, Boyd School of Law. She also serves as the senior faculty advisor for water resources and technology at the Desert Research Institute. Mulroy also served as the general manager of SNWA for twenty-five years.

Nathan Allen


Nathan Allen is the Executive Director of WaterStart. Since joining in 2014, Nathan developed the initial program model and grown the organization into a globally recognized water innovation hub. He led the development for online innovation knowledge sharing portal, CHANNELS, and opened up WaterStart to its first international office located in Queensland, Australia. Nathan has also served on the U.S. Department of Commerce Environmental Trade Advisory Committee and regularly speaks internationally on water innovation.