Lauren Ross, P.E., is an environmental engineer who has provided design, analysis and expert witness services on surface and ground water protection, waste management and disposal, environmental monitoring, and site planning for citizen groups, governmental agencies, and commercial firms.
She has worked in California, Alabama, New Mexico, Louisiana, Canada, Mexico and Scotland, but is perhaps best known for her work in Texas. Through her consulting firm, Glenrose Engineering, she provided the technical support for drafting and passage of the Save Our Springs ordinance in Austin, for closure of the Gibraltar hazardous waste site near Tyler, for opposition to the Longhorn oil pipeline, for advocacy against the LCRA water line in Hays County, for critique of the over-pumping of the Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, and for other water resource projects. She holds a PhD in civil engineering, and has taught university-level courses in water resources planning and policy, as well as classes in environmental and statistical methods, consensus building, and political activism.
In her volunteer life, she has served as an original organizer for Undoing Racism Austin, and as a founding board member of the Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance, a federation of public interest groups working to protect the water, springs and biodiversity of the Texas Hill Country.