Juliet McKenna, P.G.

Principal Hydrogeologist
Business Development Manager

Areas of Specialization

Groundwater Management

Water Policy

Groundwater Development

Group Facilitation

Public Outreach

Juliet McKenna 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 and California 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.

Juliet McKenna

At A Glance

Experience since 1994

M.S., Geology
University of Washington

B.S., Geology
Boston College

Select Publications / Community Involvement


Water supply and permitting for green hydrogen projects in Arizona

“Groundwater Management in the West: Arizona.” Groundwater Resources Association of CA, HydroVisions, March 2020

“How Does Arizona Defend its Water Against Climate Change and Other Threats?” Arizona Republic, April 18, 2019

Tucson’s water security: don’t take it for granted

One Water: an integrated approach to managing local water

Community Involvement

AZ Water Association, Chair, Water Resources Committee

City of Tucson, Citizens Water Advisory Committee

Governor’s Water Augmentation Council, Augmentation Subcommittee

Greater Tucson Leadership, Graduate

University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, External Advisory Committee Member