Rose Afandi, B.S.

Rose joined the Tribal Drinking Water Program at Environmental Finance Center (formerly NMEFC, now SWEFC) in 2009. She has a BS in Environmental Science and a BS in Biology from the University of New Mexico, and is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Water Resources, Hydroscience track at UNM. Rose provides technical assistance to tribal public drinking water systems within the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (USEPA) Region 6, which covers New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. Assistance includes ensuring compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA), including trainings, sanitary surveys, operator certifications, consumer confidence reports, public notices, and water quality monitoring and reporting. She works closely with EPA Region 6 and tribal water systems personnel to implement new drinking water rules and federal regulations. She also works with tribal water systems in other EPA Regions (particularly Region 8) to administer the water operator certification program.