Dave Roberts is the Associate General Manager and Chief Water Resources Executive at the Salt River Project. Dave oversees several SRP functions including water supply planning and reservoir operations, water rights, water strategy, water measurement, groundwater resource management, including water banking, and water supply development and acquisitions.
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, the Executive Committee of the Agri-Business and Water Council of Arizona, the co-chair of the Environment & Water Committee of the Arizona-Mexico Commission, and the developer and Board manager of the Gila River Water Storage, LLC, SRP’s partnership with the Gila River Indian Community which will bring 5,000,000 acre-feet of water to central Arizona.
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 33 years. Prior to coming to SRP, Dave worked for the Arizona Department of Water Resources and the Bureau of Reclamation.