Martha Corrozi Narvaez is a Policy Scientist at the University of Delaware’s Water Resources Center, a unit of the Institute for Public Administration. Martha is responsible for providing regional watershed technical, policy, and research support to state and local governments; University staff and faculty; and nonprofit organizations in Delaware and the Delaware Valley. These responsibilities include research in water resources issues and policy, development and coordination of public education and outreach initiatives, advisement on State and local water resource issues, assistance with graduate courses at the University of Delaware, and advisement of graduate and undergraduate students. Prior to becoming a University of Delaware staff member, Martha was employed by the Chesapeake Research Consortium at the USEPA’s Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Maryland; the Public Works Department in the City of Wilmington, Del.; the Conservancy of Southwest Florida in Naples, Fla.; and Environmental Consulting Services Inc. (ECSI) in Middletown, Del. Martha received her Bachelor of Science (BS) in Biology from Lehigh University and her Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the University of Delaware where she specialized in watershed management.
Martha has been a member of AWRA for over 15 years, both as a student and professional, and served on the Board of Directors from 2008-2013. Martha was the charter president of DEAWRA and is currently a DEAWRA board member. Martha has served on numerous local and national AWRA conference committees, including Co-chair for both the 2010 Annual Conference and the 2007 Mid-Atlantic Sections Conference. Martha received AWRA’s A. Ivan Johnson Award for Young Professionals in 2007. Martha currently serves as AWRA President (2016).