John Baldwin

Baldwin joined the Coastal Water Authority as the Chief Financial Officer in 1998.�� Prior to this, he was employed at the City of Houston for twenty one years in the Department of Public Works and Engineering, the last six years in the position of Deputy Director-Resource Management. During these assignments he has been involved in various financial transactions involving the funding of water and wastewater projects.� �Baldwin has undergraduate degrees from Texas A&M-Commerce and the University of Houston along with a MBA from Houston.�The Coastal Water Authority (CWA) coveys surface water (Trinity River) to the City of Houston’s water purification treatment plants and to its “untreated” water customers; industrial, agricultural and municipal, in Harris, Liberty and Chambers County.CWA is in the process of designing and building a second Trinity River conveyance system named the Luce Bayou Inter-Basin Transfer Project.� This involves a second system of a pump station, pipelines and canal to transport water from the Trinity River Basin to the City’s Lake Houston, which is in the San Jacinto River Basin.� Coastal Water Authority has been working closely with the staffs of the Texas Water Development Board and the City of Houston as to the most advantage financial means to accomplish this Project that is estimated to cost about $381,000,000.��