N.W. Bill Plummer

  • Agribusiness & Water Council of Arizona-Past President
  • National Water Resources Association-Member, Board of Directors
  • Family Farm Alliance-Member, Advisory Committee
  • Central Arizona Project Association-President
  • United States Committee on Irrigation and Drainage-Member, Long  Range Planning Committee
  • International Boundary and Water Commission-Member, Colorado River   Citizens Forum, former Co-Chair
  • Colorado River Water Users Association-Member
  • Arizona-Mexico Commission-Member
  • Town of Paradise Valley, Arizona-Member, Water Committee


He has BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Vermont and MS in Engineering-Economic Systems from Stanford University.

Bill Plummer provides consulting services to irrigation districts, towns and cities in Arizona and has been involved in numerous water and water related programs in South and Southeast Asia for the World Bank, Asian Development Bank and the United Nations.  He has served in a number of policy and management positions in Washington, DC, Denver, Salt Lake City and Boulder City, Nevada with the Office of Management and Budget and the Department of the Interior. 


From 1978 to 1985 he was responsible for all Bureau of Reclamation activities in both the Upper (1978-1981) and Lower (1981-1985) Colorado River Basins.  He was the Director of the Arizona Department of Water Resources from 1988 to 1991 and General Manager of the Yuma Mesa Irrigation and Drainage District in 2006-2007.  He participates in the following organizations: