The Great Basin Water Network’s Board of Directors announced that it has hired Kyle Roerink as the organization’s first-ever executive director.
The decision comes as the Water Network continues to fight the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s 300-mile, $15 billion pipeline, which would remove 58 billion gallons of water annually from the heart of the Great Basin and lower parts of Eastern
Nevada’s water table by up to 200 feet.
Roerink, who formerly worked for Rep. Dina Titus and the YES on Question 6 energy campaign, will lead the organization as it fights legal battles in state and federal courts, defends the integrity of Nevada water law, and grows the Network’s coalition.
He will continue the organization’s advocacy for smart conservation practices in lieu of expensive and unreasonable pipelines that will destroy water-dependent businesses and communities, indigenous cultural resources, a National Park, National Forests,
and National Wildlife Refuges.