Andrew D. Sawyers is the Director of the Office of Wastewater Management (OWM) at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, DC, where he oversees the management of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), the Clean Water Act's mechanism for the permitting of municipal and industrial discharge into surface waters of the U.S. In his role as the Director of OWM, Andrew is also responsible for multiple technical and financial assistance tools for the development and maintenance of the country’s wastewater infrastructure, including WIFIA, the Clean Water State Revolving Fund, and EPA’s Water Finance Center.
Dr. Sawyers has previously served as the Deputy Director of EPA's Office of Ground Water and Drinking Water. Before 2011, Dr. Sawyers served for 10 years as a manager in the Maryland Department of the Environment, including as the Deputy Director of the Maryland Water Quality Financing Administration. He has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Technology, Jamaica, a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Morgan State University, and a Doctorate in Geography and Environmental Engineering from Johns Hopkins University.