Who We Are

El Paso Water opened the Carlos M. Ramirez TecH2O Water Resources Learning Center in 2008 to promote water education, water conservation and total water management in the Chihuahuan Desert. The Center is owned and operated by El Paso Water, a non-profit, public utility that serves the city of El Paso.

The Center’s name recognizes the late Mayor Carlos M. Ramirez (1951-2008), who was an early and vocal supporter of the desalination plant and an advocate for funding of the plant and the learning center.
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Key Staff

Anai Padilla
El Paso Water Conservation and TecH2O Manager

Anai Padilla leads conservation programs for El Paso Water, and she manages the TecH2O Learning Center. In her career with EPWater, she has administered various residential conservation programs, leading to a 30 percent reduction in per person water consumption. She has developed a variety of educational programs to meet the needs of teachers, students and the public that have served to create a culture of conservation in El Paso. She serves on the Texas Water Development Board’s conservation advisory council. She has a B.S. in Horticulture from New Mexico State University and a Masters' Degree in Business Administration and Marketing.


April LopezApril Lopez
Water Conservation Education Specialist


April Lopez leads education outreach for El Paso Water’s TecH₂O Learning Center. She works with teachers across multiple school districts and leads programming for field trips and in-classroom visits. She brings energy, creativity and an understanding of the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) standards when customizing grade-appropriate classroom experiences. She also is the lead organizer for key signature events at the Center. She received her Bachelors in Organizational and Corporate Communication from the University of Texas at El Paso and her Masters in Communication from Walden University.
 

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