Audrey Summers

Currently in her senior year at the University of Nevada Reno, Audrey is majoring in environmental science with a focus on natural resources and planning management. Her passion for sustainability and water conservation aligns perfectly with our mission here at WaterStart.

Katie Dwyer

Katie Dwyer joins WaterStart as Operations Manager for the Australia region. Katie brings over 11 years of experience in the Energy and Water Sector and specializes in complex project development and delivery. Katie is keen to continue exploring how technology can enable water resilience and sustainability. She holds a Bachelor of Business / International Studies from the University of Technology Sydney and is currently completing her MBA at the University of Queensland.


John Zimmerman

Mr. Zimmerman was named TMWA’s General Manager by the TMWA Board of Directors on June 15, 2022. Prior to that, he served as TMWA’s Assistant General Manager (June 2021 – June 2022) and Water Resources Manager (March 2016 – June 2021). Before joining TMWA, John practiced law for 10 years with a Reno firm where he specialized in water, mining, and real property law. In private practice, John represented a wide-array of clients in water right disputes before the Nevada State Engineer and state and Federal court and with numerous water right and real property transactions. At TMWA, John leads a highly-skilled and professional team responsible for managing all issues related to providing high-quality drinking water to the Truckee Meadows.  John earned his law degree from Boyd Law School and holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in resource economics from the University of Nevada, Reno.

Mr. Zimmerman is licensed to practice law in Nevada and is a member of the State Bar of Nevada and Washoe County and American Bar Associations, Nevada Water Resources Association, and the Board of Advisors of the National Judicial College’s Dividing the Waters program. John has written extensively and made numerous presentations to local, state, and national bar associations and other professional organizations regarding water law and real property issues.