Charlie Ester

Manager of Water Resource Operations - Salt River Project

Charlie is a 29-year veteran of SRP, and Water Resource Operations Manager for the last 15 years. SRP is Arizona’s largest utility, providing about 1 million acre-feet of water to Phoenix and surrounding areas. It is also a major provider of electricity in the State. Charlie’s Water Resources group is responsible for watershed monitoring, runoff forecasting, reservoir operations planning, emergency reservoir operations, strategic water resource planning, and drought preparedness as well as weather forecasting in support of reservoir and watershed operations. Previously, he was a hydrologist in the same division. Charlie is a hydrology graduate of the University of Arizona.