Vineetha Kartha is currently employed as the Colorado River Programs Manager with the Central Arizona Project. In her capacity with CAP, Vineetha and her team provide technical and policy support to management and the CAWCD Board of Directors on Colorado River issues including developing and implementing strategic planning efforts and projects protecting and enhancing CAP’s interest in the Colorado River water supplies. Prior to that she worked with Freeport-McMoRan as their water resources manager working on water rights management issues across Freeport mines in Arizona. She has previously served as the Manager for the Colorado River Management Section at the Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR). Vineetha has also worked in the capacity of environmental planner for a private engineering firm and acted as the principal long range planner for the City of Surprise. Vineetha Kartha has almost two decades of experience working on water management and natural resource issues. She holds a Master of Urban and Environmental Planning degree from the Arizona State University and a Master of Geology degree from the University of Bombay and a post graduate Diploma in “International Negotiations and Capacity Skills” from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna.