Robert B. Sowby

Rob Sowby

Water could be the defining challenge of the 21st century. To solve this and other interdependent challenges, we must think globally and act locally with innovative, interdisciplinary approaches.

I’m passionate about water—the lifeblood of the earth. My engineering experience includes over 100 projects in hydrology, hydraulics, mapping, infrastructure design, litigation, modeling, hydroinformatics, and urban water cycles. I studied at Brigham Young University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Harvard University and am now a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Utah focusing on the water–energy nexus. At Hansen, Allen & Luce in Salt Lake City, I consult on a variety of water projects throughout the Intermountain West.

I write on water, environment, and business issues and contribute to the Wasatch Water Review. I have also been involved in web development, software development, freelance business writing, and service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My other interests include business, geoscience, classical music, travel (50 states + 27 countries and counting), German literature, education, and mountaineering.

Thanks for visiting. Please feel free to contact me at rsowby@gmail.com.