Water Supply Planning Unit
IAS Short-Term Fellows; Water, Equity, and Justice
Henry McCarthy is an environmental scientist in the Water Supply Planning Unit of the Metropolitan Council. In his position at the Council, Henry explores regional water supply challenges and patterns through spatial analysis (GIS), cartography, and design. Henry’s work supports the Water Supply Planning Unit’s role in ensuring a sustainable water supply for current and future generations through technical guidance and stakeholder collaboration. As an IAS Fellow, Henry is using the conversations he has with other members of the cohort to enrich and develop ongoing projects that holistically examine the region’s water resources, the use of those resources, and the populations that interact with them.
Before joining the Metropolitan Council, Henry graduated from Macalester College with a degree in Geography and minors in Environmental Studies and Data Science. He brings to the fellowship a passion for data storytelling and an eagerness to learn from others.