Rose Afandi, B.S.

Rose joined the team in 2009. She holds dual B.S. degrees in Environmental Science and Biology and an MS degree in Water Resources from the University of New Mexico.  She has over 10 years’ experience providing technical assistance to drinking water utilities. At the Southwest Environmental Finance Center (SW EFC), Rose assists Tribal water systems with implementation and compliance with the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA) Rules including sanitary surveys, the Groundwater Rule, Lead and Copper Rule (LCR), Revised Total Coliform Rule (RTCR), and others. She is involved with systems’ capacity development including development and implementation of training programs for the EPA Region 6 Tribal Water Operator Certification Program, emphasizing compliance with the SDWA. She trains and assists with annual Consumer Confidence Reports (CCRs) and coordinates the Tribal Water Operator Certification Program in EPA Region 8.