We started as water warriors bringing clean water access to indigenous lands and tribes. After clean water projects in California, Bali, Brazil, Costa Rica and Standing Rock, we quickly realized the greater call for environmental advocates and experts. Communities are asking how they can live more consciously and how to be the change. In response, WaterNow has now expanded into a full-service Environmental Consulting Firm, in service to people and the planet.

Meet our team

Karuna Warren
Founder and CEO

For the last several years, he has worked with WaterNow both locally and internationally designing and implementing regenerative long term water systems, through installing river turbines, reverse osmosis filtration, structured water filtration, pipe bursting and upgrade designs, storage tank design, new water pipeline systems, well construction, spirulina pond system design and research, growth and engineering of specifications for hydroponics and village utility, and water and sanitation designs.

He offers his specializations both to his local communities within the US, and also extends his work to international communities that need support
Outside of the office, you can find Karuna in nature, practicing yoga, dancing, playing djembe and congas, meditating , reading, hiking, praying and going to the river, oceans or lakes.  He is passionate about taking his skillset and offering it to communities in need. Karuna Warren BSCE, PE, MBA,  is the Founder and CEO of WaterNow. He is passionate about holistic water systems, green technologies, social and environmental action, and First Nations issues. With over 21 total years of Environmental and Engineering experience and many years within the corporate system, he founded the the umbrella non-profit company Karuna Apaha Inc. – meaning Compassion for Water – in March of 2016.  Since then his intention has been to work solely with his passion – multifaceted sustainable solutions for current water issues.

Lindsay (Lua) Fitzgerald
Community Outreach Coordinator

Lindsay (Lua) Fitzgerald is the Community Outreach Coordinator for WaterNow and also serves as the lead Project Manager for local and international projects.  As a program designer, educator, artist, wilderness guide and committed student of the human-earth relationship, she uses her creativity and passion for community building to help bring dream projects to life. After earning a B.S. from California Polytechnic State University School of Agriculture Food and Environmental Sciences, she became committed to exploring the intersection of the human experience as it relates to connection, relationship, and catalyzing behavioral change from a systems perspective.

Her journey of exploring the human and earth relationship has taken her most recently to living in Chilean Patagonia, where she immersed herself in the language, lands, and waters of one of the last untouched wilderness areas on the planet.  Deeply humbled by her year long experience in Chile, she made a decision to dedicate herself to protecting the earth’s most precious resource- Water – and joined WaterNow upon returning to Northern California to deepen her commitment to that work on her home soil. Her passions include learning about regenerative systems design, participating in social and environmental action movements, and creating resilience in our bodies through exploring grass roots healing modalities.  When she is not managing projects for WaterNow, you can find her spending time outside – singing by the river’s edge, climbing in the sierras, exploring wilderness, and dancing any moment she can.