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Kathy Robb

Robb Water Partners LLC
Founder and Principal
New York, N.Y.
Kathy Robb is a nationally-recognized environmental lawyer in water and the founder of Robb Water Partners LLC, a water policy and law consultancy, and a founding director of BlueCommons, Inc., a nonprofit revolving fund establishing a national community Blue Bank to support sustainable water-saving and infrastructure projects. Her most recent projects include a white paper commissioned by the United States International Boundary and Water Commission exploring water scarcity and other challenges facing deliveries of Rio Grande water by Mexico to the United States under the 1944 Water Treaty, in preparation for an anticipated amendment (""Minute"") to the treaty this year. The paper is available at the IWBC site: Executive Summary and full 247-page paper.

Her experience of over 35 years in private law practice includes water-driven litigation and advice on transactions and sustainability, representing water districts, investors, developers, lenders, energy companies, and industry across the U.S. and in state, federal and the U.S. Supreme courts. She also served as CEO of a sustainable finance company focused on water.

Kathy serves as vice chair of the Waterfront Alliance Board; is the president of the Environmental Law Institute's Leadership Council in Washington, D.C.; chairs the board of BlueCommons, Inc., a nonprofit community Blue Bank; and is a co-founder of and chairs the board of the National Water Law Forum. She is a former adjunct professor at the Elizabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University for eight years, where she taught a seminar on environmental law and international human rights. She was elected to the American College of Environmental Lawyers in 2016, and named as a ""Sustainable 100"" by New York's "City and State" in 2017.