Jennifer Pitt manages EDF’s efforts on the Colorado River, to protect and restore the delta and reform water policy throughout the basin. She works with water users throughout the Colorado River Basin to develop practical programs to restore river habitats and, critically, to dedicate water to environmental resources.
Jennifer's expertise includes the legal and policy framework for Colorado River management, the economics of water use and water transfers, and the science of river restoration. She is also an expert on U.S.-Mexico shared resource management of the Colorado River Delta, as she helped negotate the bi-national Minute 319 water-sharing agreement that allowed for the 2014 Colorado River Delta pulse flow.
Jennifer has represented EDF in several multi-party water negotiations, including a successful effort to find common ground between water users in Arizona and environmental interests concerning the future of the Yuma Desalting Plant.