Academy of Distinguished Alumni

sarah clark

Sarah C. Clark

M.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1991
B.S., University of Texas at Austin, 1983
B.A., University of California at Santa Barbara, 1973

Sarah Clark was raised in Boulder, Colorado, and began her association with the department as an administrative staff member after she graduated from college in California with a History degree. She worked at various times for Professors Matlock, Olson, Wright, Stokoe, Ledbetter and Malina. Many people will also remember her as Undergraduate Coordinator.

After Sarah graduated from UT with her BSCE, she worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New York District, at West Point, New York. As the first female engineer to work at West Point, she managed construction and served as a project engineer and office engineer for the Area Engineer Office. In 1991, she returned to UT and received an MSCE in Environmental Engineering.

Subsequently, she spent two years as a municipal water engineer for CH2M Hill in the San Francisco Bay Area, then returned to Austin in 1993 to become the Water Regulatory Manager for the City of Austin Water & Wastewater Utility. She was honored for numerous accomplishments, as an individual and as part of various project teams by the City. While at the City, Sarah also became a member of the EPA Technical Advisory Workgroup and was instrumental in the development of Stage 1 and Stage 2 Disinfection Byproducts rules.

She continues to be a force in the regulatory development process and is a strong participant in multiple American Water Works Association (AWWA) research projects as a researcher and project advisory committee member. Sarah is currently a Senior Project Manager and Professional Associate at HDR Engineering in Denver with national responsibility for drinking water regulatory issues as well as project management for multiple drinking water projects. She also regularly teaches operator training programs and drinking water regulatory seminars and is Editor of the HDR Safe Drinking Water Act newsletter.

Inducted October 13, 2006