Carlos Rubinstein

Senior Advisor

Carlos provides strategic support and expertise to the organization, focusing on all aspects of WFX’s efforts in Texas.
Mr. Rubinstein is the Principal member of RSAH2O, LLC – an environmental consulting firm with strong emphasis on water issues. Rubinstein has served as an expert witness on various environmental cases and has published several peer-reviewed articles on Texas water policy. Rubinstein, appointed by Governor Ricky Perry, served as chairman of the Texas Water Development Board from 2013-2015. During his tenure, he oversaw the implementation of the $2 billion State Water Infrastructure Fund for Texas. He also served as the Texas representative to the Western States Water Council, and the Border Governors’ Conference Sustainable Development worktable.
Mr. Rubinstein served as a commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from 2009–2013. He has also served as deputy executive director of TCEQ and as Rio Grande Watermaster. Rubinstein is the Chairman of the Texas Water Foundation and a Board Member of Texas Water Trade. Rubinstein is a former member of the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group, the Governmental Advisory Committee, which advises the EPA Administrator on environmental concerns regarding NAFTA, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation; and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation and of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board. He is a former city manager for the City of Brownsville.
Mr. Rubinstein received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Pan American University.