Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution
Pat Mulroy is a senior fellow for climate adaptation and environmental policy and a practitioner in residence for the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution at the UNLV Boyd School of Law. She is also the Maki Distinguished Faculty Associate at the Desert Research Institute. In those positions, she focuses on helping communities in water-stressed areas develop strategies to address increased water-resource volatility and identify balanced solutions. Between 1989 and early 2014, Mulroy was general manager of the Las Vegas Valley Water District and the Southern Nevada Water Authority, where she helped guide southern Nevada through one of the worst droughts in the history of the Colorado River.