Dave has been a member of a number of planning and advisory committees for rural watershed groups, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the Arizona Department of Water Resources.  He is a member of the Arizona Municipal Utilities Leadership Institute, the Arizona Hydrological Society and the co-chair of the Water Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission. 

In 2007 Dave co-authored a paper which was published in the University of Arizona Water Law Review entitled, “Beyond the Colorado River:  Is an International Water Augmentation Consortium in Arizona’s Future?”  The research suggests Arizona and Mexico begin exploring a partnership to jointly begin the planning and development of a large desalination project to serve the growing water needs of northern Sonora Mexico and Arizona.

Dave has worked for Salt River Project for 28 years.  Prior to coming to SRP, Dave worked for the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation.  Dave has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Wildlife Biology from Arizona State University.

Dave Roberts


Dave Roberts is the Senior Director of Water Resources at the Salt River Project.  The Department is responsible for several SRP functions including water supply protection (Water Rights & Contracts), water supply planning and reservoir operations (Water Resource Operations), water measurement (Water Measurement), groundwater resource management (Groundwater Resources and Geohydrology) and water supply development and acquisitions (Water Storage & Supply).  Dave’s areas of expertise include:


  • Indian Water Rights Settlements
  • Water Supply Acquisitions, Development and Planning
  • Water Exchanges and Transfers
  • Rural Water Issues
  • Gila River and Little Colorado River Stream Adjudications
  • Groundwater Management Act