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Katy Sill, Ph.D.

Katy Sill, Ph.D. is a senior technical advisor for the Global Environment and Technology Foundation (GETF), with a focus on rural water governance and data for decision-making.

Katy serves as the Program Director for the Water Point Data Exchange (WPDx), a leading open data platform for rural water point data sharing and decision-support analysis. Additionally, she serves as the Deputy Director for the Governance Research on Rural Water Systems (GROWS) program, an research effort on how different rural water governance models may improve accountability between rural communities and water service providers.
Katy’s prior experiences include working on water and sanitation projects domestically and internationally in roles including environmental consultant,  AAAS Science and Technology Fellow, and  water advisor for the U.S. Agency for International Development Water Office. Katy completed Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Environmental Engineering at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a B.S. degree in Biological Systems Engineering from the University of California at Davis. Additionally, she has a professional certificate in Earth Data Analytics, also from CU Boulder.