The Team

Alicia Douglas

Founder & CEO

Alicia Douglas is a WaterWoman. She is the founder of three startups, and has over 30 years of experience in philanthropy, sustainability, public policy, and community engagement.

Ms. Douglas founded WaterRising Institute, a Michigan-based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to address gender parity in the water industry. In 2022, the organization achieved Guidestar’s Gold Transparency Certification and became a member of 1% for Planet.

More recently, she launched WaterWoman Project, a WaterRising program focused on increasing gender diversity in water management by catalyzing industry leadership and engagement.

Her ability to collaborate with global stakeholders also led to the development of an innovative, GIS technology approach to addressing the global water security crisis. In addition to WaterRising, Alicia is involved with international policy initiatives including Women4Climate and UN Global Compact Leaders.

As a mother of four young women, her most important focus is ensuring that her family and future generations have access to healthy and safe water.

Consulting Advisors

Guy Williams

Founding Advisor

Sivan Schlecter

Strategy, Marketing and Operations

Andrew Marconi

Technology and Creative

Board of Directors

Chair

Lloyd Treinish

Distinguished Engineer and Chief Scientist - Environmental Modeling, Weather and Climate
IBM

President

Alicia Douglas

WaterRising Institute
Founder & CEO

Treasurer

Joe Kramer

Chief Executive Officer
Parjana

Secretary

Tammy Richards

VP, Marketing
Atalantium Technologies Ltd.

Member

Jennifer Steffens

Director of Strategy & Marketing
SUEZ Smart & Environmental Solutions