Robert S. Raucher, Ph.D.


Position Title
Affordability Expert


Robert Raucher serves as Director of Water Economics and Planning, at Corona Environmental Consulting, LLC. He has more than 35 years of experience specializing in economics, affordability, risk management, strategic planning, and regulatory policy analysis related to public water supply, water quality, stormwater, water reuse, and wastewater management issues. He is a noted expert on benefit-cost and triple bottom line (TBL) analysis, affordability issues, climate change impacts and adaptive management, planning under large uncertainty, business case evaluation related to water sector planning, asset management, and integrated water resource planning and management.

Robert is an active member of the professional water supply and wastewater community, serving on numerous expert panels and committees. He served as a member of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council’s (NDWAC’s) Affordability Workgroup, and was a contributing author to the NDWAC report to the EPA Administrator on the limitations of the EPA approach to defining and addressing affordability in small public water supply systems. Robert also wasthe recipient of the 2016 Water Research Foundation Pankaj Parekh Research Innovation Award for lifetime achievements in applied water sector research. He holds a Ph.D. in natural resource economics and public finance, and an M.S. in econometrics, from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Robert earned his B.A. in economics and anthropology from the State University of New York at Albany.