1212 Guadalupe St. #705, Austin, TX 78701
+1 512-366-5222
Fmr. Sen. Kip Averitt
Co-founder and CEO
  • Oversees and executes Goldwater’s strategic vision
  • Team Lead for 2017 Statewide Water Conservation Quantification Project prepared for Texas Water Development Board
  • Founder of the Goldwater Project, which quantified and measured water conservation efforts for regions under the Texas State Water Plan and for wholesale water providers
  • Spent 18 years in the Texas Legislature
  • Former Chair of Texas Senate Natural Resources Committee
  • Crafted and passed SB 3, which secured $750M in water infrastructure funding along with conservation requirements
  • Former Chair of Texas House Financial Institutions Committee
Stephen Cortes. J.D.
Co-founder and COO
  • Manages Goldwater’s daily operations, brand, and technology strategy
  • Project Director for 2017 Statewide Water Conservation Quantification Project prepared for Texas Water Development Board
  • Developed methodology, formulas, and savings estimates for more than 50 state-specific water conservation activities
  • Served as Director for the Goldwater Project for 5 years,¬†which quantified and measured water conservation efforts for regions under the Texas State Water Plan and for wholesale water providers
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