Consultant

Amy Vickers - Consultant“By understanding where and how water is used and then applying effective efficiency technologies and practices, we can achieve substantial water savings and other benefits in our homes, on lawns and landscapes, at businesses, institutions, factories, and on farms.”
–Amy Vickers, Handbook of Water Use and Conservation

Amy Vickers & Associates, Inc.

Shepaug RiverAmy Vickers & Associates, Inc. (AVA), based in Amherst, Massachusetts, USA, provides consulting, research, writing, training, and expert witness services addressing nearly every facet of water use, conservation, efficiency, and drought response in the residential, landscape, irrigation, commercial, industrial, institutional, and agricultural sectors as well as water infrastructure.

Amy L. Vickers, president of AVA, has over 25 years of professional experience working on a wide range of water conservation, efficiency, demand management, and drought response projects, with services including water use data analytics, technical analysis, planning, program management and evaluation, policy development, and professional education. Clients served include over 100 water and wastewater utilities as well as government agencies, private companies, schools, and other organizations in the United States, Canada, England, Eastern Europe, South Africa, and the Middle East.

Ms. Vickers holds an M.S. in Engineering from Dartmouth College and a B.A. in Philosophy from New York University. She is an active member of the American Water Works Association and the Alliance for Water Efficiency.

Areas of Expertise

  • Water conservation/efficiency and drought program planning, technical analysis, and policy development
  • Water use data analytics, demand analysis and forecasting for utilities as well as residential, landscape, irrigation, industrial, commercial, institutional, system/network (leaks/losses), and agricultural sectors
  • Benefit-cost analysis and modeling
  • Evaluation of water-efficient technologies, equipment, appliances, fixtures, and practices
  • Site water use and efficiency evaluations–buildings, industry, landscapes, and irrigation
  • Demonstration and research projects
  • Legislation, ordinance, policy, and standards development
  • Teaching and technical training–courses and workshops
  • Technical research and writing
  • Expert witness testimony

Client List (partial)

Water Utilities
Birmingham Water Works Board, AL
Bridgeport Hydraulic Water Company, CT
Champlain Water District, VT
City of Albuquerque, NM, Department of Public Works
City of Fort Worth, TX, Water Department
City of Riverside, CA, Riverside Public Utilities
City of Worcester, MA Department of Public Works/Water Operations, MA
Columbus Water Works, Columbus, GA
Dallas Water Utilities, Dallas, TX
El Paso Water Utilities, TX
Goleta Water District, Goleta, CA
Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada
Green Bay Water Utility, Green Bay, WI
Kentucky-American Water Company, KY
Louisville Water Company, KY
Massachusetts-American Water Company, MA
Maui County Water Department, Maui, HI
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
New Jersey American Water Company
New York City Department of Environmental Protection, Water Supply
Orange County Utilities, Water Division, Orlando, FL
Rivanna Water & Sewer Authority, Charlottesville, VA
Seattle Water Department, WA
Southwest Florida Water Management District
Stamford Water Company, CT
St. Johns River Water Management District, FL
Tacoma Public Utilities Board, WA
Thames Water, England
Water District No. 1, Johnson County, KS
Waukesha Water Utility, Waukesha, WI
Wessex Water, England
West Coast Regional Water Supply Authority, FL

Companies & Organizations
Alliance for Water Efficiency
American Water Works Association, Government Affairs Office
American Water Works Association, Technical & Education Council
American Water Works Association, Water Research Foundation
California Urban Water Conservation Council
Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, OH
Connecticut Fund for the Environment
Cummings & Lockwood, LLC
Eco-Electronics, Inc., United Kingdom
Environmental Building News
Environmental Defense Fund
Environmental Futures, Inc.
Florida Institute of Government
Georgia Conservancy
Hitchcock Center for the Environment, Amherst, MA
Institute For Sustainable Communities/Bulgaria
International City/County Management Association
Ipswich River Watershed Association, MA
Johnson Controls, Inc.
McCarter & English
New York Plumbing Foundation, NY
Northeast Organic Farming Association (NOFA)
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance
Partnership for Water Conservation, Seattle, WA
Public Broadcasting System (WETA), Washington D.C.
Scholastic
Shepaug River Association, CT
The Nature Conservancy
Western Resource Advocates

Government
Arizona Department of Water Resources, Governor’s Drought Task Force
Arizona Department of Water Resources, Office of Water Conservation
City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Environment Agency, United Kingdom
Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Office of Water Conservation
Georgia Governor’s Environmental Advisory Council, Atlanta, GA
Massachusetts Department of Capital Planning and Operations
Massachusetts Department of Developmental Services, The Fernald School
Massachusetts Legislature, Water Management Act Blue Ribbon Panel, Boston, MA
Maui County Council, Water Resources Committee, Maui, HI
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Pennsylvania Office of Consumer Advocate
Rhode Island Legislature, Special House Commission to Study Water Use and Distribution
Rockland County (NY) Task Force on Water Resources Management
Special Commission on the Conservation and Protection of the Greater Victoria Water Supply, British Columbia, Canada
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Engineer Research and Development Center, Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL)
U.S. Department of Defense
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Schools
Cuyamaca College, El Cajon, CA
Deerfield Academy, Deerfield, MA
Rutgers University, Busch/Livingston Campuses, New Brunswick, NJ
University of Connecticut-Storrs, Mansfield, CT
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Toxics Use Reduction Institute
University of Wisconsin-Madison, College of Engineering, Dept. Engineering Professional Development