Juliet brings technical capabilities to M&A’s water resource planning practice. Her work focuses on developing strategies for managing groundwater for public agencies, private and municipal water providers, tribal nations, and non-governmental organizations.
Within Arizona, Juliet has helped clients evaluate water availability to support water supply portfolio planning and analyses of Colorado River shortages. She also works on water-supply feasibility assessments, groundwater management, and state and federal water policy and regulations. As the former director of an interstate aquifer management group, Juliet has experience coordinating the interests of multiple jurisdictions and diverse stakeholders. She has experience with public outreach and communicating technical information to general audiences.
Juliet is a licensed geologist in Arizona, California, Washington, and Idaho, and has experience throughout the western United States and New England. She also serves as business development manager, helping project managers develop and strengthen client relationships. She has edited M&A’s Arizona Water News Update since its implementation in 2007. Sign up here to receive this bi-monthly news update.
Select Publications / Community Involvement
Groundwater Management in the West: Arizona
McKenna, J.M., and L. Porta, Groundwater Resources Association of CA, HydroVisions, March 2020
How Does Arizona Defend its Water Against Climate Change and Other Threats?
J. McKenna, Opinion piece, Arizona Republic, April 18, 2019
University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center External Advisory Committee Member, 2018-present
HydroNote: Tucson’s Water Security: Don’t Take it for Granted, October 10, 2018
Great Tucson Leadership class of 2017