About Us

ManageWater Consulting, Inc., partners with clients using collaborative project management while integrating technology and best practices.  

We solve water problems using modern tools. What differentiates us: more than 25 years experience implementing solutions for the institutional and commercial sectors.  

We develop pilot projects, employing innovative technologies for water management.  Our strategies involve integrating data about assets, projects, customers, and future growth. Using interactive geospatial tools, we help water managers obtain valuable insights for operations, planning, and forecasting. Our multi-dimensional  approach enables broader perspectives and deeper insights for clients with the long-view.

Margaret (Marty) Laporte

M.S., Principal   

Marty Laporte, M.S., has managed water and environmental projects for more than 25 years. She has broad experience in working with interdisciplinary teams and implementing water compliance, quality, efficiency, emergency, and drought response projects for the commercial, industrial, and institutional (CII) sector. 

As the Principal for ManageWater Consulting, Inc., her focus is on integrating innovative technologies and practices for water management. She is an FAA-certified Part 107 small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) pilot.  In 2018, ManageWater received the Innovative Conservation Program  (ICP) to conduct a demonstration project:  

“Detecting water leaks using drone technology."

Prior to ManageWater, she was the Associate Director at Stanford University’s Utilities Department. During her career at Stanford. she conducted demonstration projects using Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), data analytics, and weather-based irrigation technology.  Marty served as a Board member on the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency’s Board that represents the interests of 26 retail water agencies who purchase water from the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

In March 2015, she was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Silicon Valley Water Conservation Coalition. Ms. Laporte has an M.S. degree in Geology from San Jose State University and a B.A. in Biology and Environmental Studies from U.C. Santa Cruz. A life-long learner, she completed the Stanford University Graduate School of Business Entrepreneurial Certificate Program.

The Team

Noel Laporte

Operations Associate

B.S. Biology, Ms.C. Management.
Focus: Project and field assistance.

Megan Byrnes


B.S. Management Science and Engineering

Focus: Project, GIS, and field assistance.


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