October 02, 2014

Peter Yolles

Peter leads WaterSmart’s new market development and also works in governmental and regulatory affairs activities. He has decades of experience in water conservation and efficiency, water rights and transfers, environmental regulation, finance, economics and policy.

Prior to WaterSmart, Peter was Director of Water Resource Protection for The Nature Conservancy, where he led river restoration efforts throughout California. As Vice President at Western Water Company, he completed water transfer agreements with California agricultural water districts to conserve and lease water to municipal water districts. Early in his career, Peter also worked at GE Capital Solutions, Environmental Defense Fund, and the Pacific Institute.

Peter earned his MBA in Finance from the Yale School of Management and an MES in Water Science, Management and Policy from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. He holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Colorado, Boulder.