Edmund G “ED” Archuleta
Director of Water Initiatives, UTEP
Edmund Archuleta is the Director of Water Initiatives at the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). Prior to joining UTEP Mr. Archuleta served as the manager of the El Paso Water Utilities Public Service Board from January 1989 until his retirement in January 2013. He was responsible for all aspects of water, wastewater, reclaimed water service, and storm water to the greater El Paso metropolitan area.
Mr. Archuleta is an American Academy of Environmental Engineers Diplomat and was appointed in June 2006 by President George W. Bush to the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. In 2008, he was appointed to the National Academy of Engineering/Science to develop a publication on Water Reuse as an Approach on Meeting Future Water Supply Needs. Most recently, he was named The WateReuse Association's Person of the Year for 2010. In addition in 2010, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to represent the United States as Chairman on the three-member Pecos River Compact Commission. Archuleta serves with two other Commissioners – one representing the state of Texas, and the other represents New Mexico.
A registered Professional Engineer in Texas, New Mexico, and Iowa, Mr. Archuleta earned BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering from New Mexico State University and a Master of Management degree from the University of New Mexico. He is currently serving or has served on several civic organizations, including the United Way, the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, the Rotary Club, and the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, Paso del Norte Group, El Paso Symphony, Community en Acción and New Mexico State University Academy of Civil Engineers. He is also on the Engineering Advisory Board of New Mexico State University and the University of Texas at El Paso.