Carlos Rubinstein was appointed chairman of the Texas Water Development Board by Governor Rick Perry on September 1, 2013. He served as a commissioner of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) from 2009�2013. He is the Texas representative to the Western States Water Council; the Border Governors' Conference Sustainable Development worktable; the Governmental Advisory Committee, which advises the EPA Administrator on environmental concerns regarding NAFTA, the North American Agreement on Environmental Cooperation; and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation. Rubinstein is a former member of the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group and of the Good Neighbor Environmental Board, an independent federal advisory committee that assists the president and Congress on environmental infrastructure needs along the U.S. border with Mexico. He has also served as deputy executive director of TCEQ and as Rio Grande Watermaster. He is the past Texas representative to the Border Governors' Conference Water worktable and a former city manager for the City of Brownsville. Rubinstein received a bachelor's degree in biology from Pan American University.
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