2018 Articles

A View of the River

Make plans to attend the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference in Las Vegas from December 12-14, 2018.

A View of the River” is Colby Pellegrino’s topic on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 1:00 PM. She will detail the current state of the Colorado River from stem to stern.

About Colby Pellegrino, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Ms. Pellegrino is the Director of Water Resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA), the agency responsible for the treatnent, delivery and management of the Southern Nevada’s water resources. The SNWA needs the daily water demands of 2 million resits and 40 million visitors.

Colby joined the SNWA in 2003 and was an instrumental part of the Water Resources Division where she supports Colorado River modeling efforts to anticipate changes cause by climate change, reduced flows and other inputs. In her current capacity, Colby is responsible for the management of the SNWA’;s water resource portfolio, which includes protect Nevada’s interests and rights to Colorado River water through interstate negotiations, developing regional conservation programs, managing groundwater resources and water resource planning,

Colby is a native of Las Vegas, earning her Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada Las Vegas and Masters of Business Administration from Mississippi State University. An avid cook, hiker and outdoors enthusiast, she and her husband, Mark, have two children.