Peter S. Silva
Peter S. Silva is the President of Silva-Silva International, an engineering consulting company specializing in water policy and regulatory affairs. He has nearly 37 years of experience in the water and wastewater fields, and is an expert on U.S.-Mexico border affairs in these areas.
Silva served two years as the assistant administrator for water at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and six years as the vice-chair of the State Water Resources Control Board in California.
In addition to being appointed by President Obama to the federal EPA, Silva was also appointed during the Clinton administration to the board of directors of the Border Environment Cooperation Commission (BECC).
During his career, he has held positions at the International Boundary & Water Commission, the city of San Diego and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
In addition to his consulting work, Silva is also involved in advocating for the involvement of Latinos in water policy matters at the state and national levels. He is a founding partner of Water Education for Latino Leaders (WELL) and provides assistance to the California Rural Legal Assistance as they expand their role in working with underserved communities.
Silva received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Cal Poly, Pomona. He is a registered Professional Engineer (California) and a board certified environmental engineer.
He joined the Water Education Foundation Board of Directors in 2014.