The Northeast-Midwest Institute is a Washington-based, private, nonprofit, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to economic vitality, environmental quality, and regional equity for Northeast and Midwest states.

Senior Policy Analyst - Toward Sustainable Water Information
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Elin BetanzoElin Betanzo is a Senior Policy Analyst managing the Toward Sustainable Water Information project, focusing on the availability of water quantity and water quality monitoring data in the NEMW region.  Elin comes to the Northeast-Midwest Institute from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission where she was a hydraulic engineer and planning manager overseeing the ability of the water utility to accommodate planned growth in a rapidly expanding region from source water to existing and planned infrastructure.  Prior to that, Elin spent several years at the Environmental Protection Agency developing regulations under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) including the Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule, the Total Coliform Rule revision, and the Ground Water Rule.  She also served as the National Tribal Drinking Water Coordinator at EPA, assisting with implementation of SDWA requirements at tribal water systems.

Elin earned her Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Virginia Tech, along with a Water Quality Management Certificate.  She also has a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Piano Performance from Carnegie Mellon University.  Elin is a Professional Engineer registered in Maryland and Virginia, and a certified water system operator.