Board Member Spotlight


Tom Maher

Mr. Tom Maher has been a member of the Nevada Water Resources Association since the mid 1990’s as an attendee at various conferences, workshops and other activities.  He has served on the NWRA Board of Directors since February, 2017. 

Mr. Maher has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, and a Master’s Degree in Applied Economics from Western Michigan University located in Kalamazoo, Michigan.  He is currently the Senior Resource Analyst with Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA).  He joined SNWA in 1996.  Mr. Maher supervises a team of resource analysts that conduct SNWA water resource planning and management, water demand analysis and forecasting, and related analysis.  Prior to joining SNWA, he worked as an economist with Nevada Power Company.  He also taught as an adjunct economics instructor at the Community College of Southern Nevada.

As a board member, Mr. Maher would like to, “1) Continue to provide cost effective quality educational opportunities for water industry professionals through the annual conference, workshops, and webinars.  2) Foster collaboration among NWRA and other associations, including WateReuse Nevada and the Nevada Water Environment Association.”

“My most challenging and rewarding experience was co-chairing the annual conference.  The key to the success of the conference was a diverse, active, and committed planning committee of seasoned and new members, as well as the invaluable support of NWRA’s Executive Director.”

Outside of NWRA, Mr. Maher says, “I am originally from Wisconsin, and I have been a resident of Nevada for more than 20 years.  I enjoy the outdoors, and living in Nevada has provided access to some of the best hiking and camping in the United States.  I am an avid cyclist, and a two-time survivor of Register’s Annual Bike Ride Across Iowa (RAGBRAI).”