Nomi Seltzer

Nomi Seltzer serves as the International Advisor to the U.S. Water Partnership (USWP), mobilizing international engagement and cross-sector cooperation to address critical water challenges.

A Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State, Nomi has over two decades of experience advancing international cooperation, crisis preparedness, and public outreach.  She applies her expertise in forging partnerships between federal, state, and local government agencies and stakeholders from civil society, academia, the private sector, and indigenous communities to promote water security and resilience initiatives.  She supports USWP programs on water, sanitation, and hygiene by fostering long-term relationships between leading U.S. and international water utilities, exchanges which encourage the sharing of innovative technologies and best practices for sustainable water management.  Nomi also coordinates USWP activities on arid land management and drought resilience, and transboundary water solutions.

Prior to joining USWP, Nomi served as the Deputy Principal Officer and Consular Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico.  Her previous assignments include Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan, Arctic Affairs Officer in the Office of Ocean and Polar Affairs, and Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan, along with postings in Slovenia, Iraq, Hong Kong, Germany, the Philippines, and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.  Nomi holds a B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis and a M.S. from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.