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Our Mission

Sourcewater’s mission is to build digital technologies that improve the reliability and efficiency of the upstream energy supply chain while reducing environmental and community impacts.

About Us

Sourcewater was conceived by founder Josh Adler when he was a Sloan Fellow for Innovation and Global Leadership in the Energy Ventures program at MIT in 2012. Fascinated with the rise of unconventional energy development in the U.S., Josh saw that the water supply chain would become the primary constraint on and impact of the shale revolution and believed that the innovative application of new digital technologies could reduce the cost, risks, and impact of upstream energy growth. Josh began recruiting a team and founded the company in early 2014. He moved to Houston, Texas in 2016, where the company is now headquartered.

Sourcewater has been honored by IHS CERAWeek as an Energy Innovation Pioneer, by Imagine H2O as a Global Finalist, by the Oil & Gas Awards as New Technology of the Year, by Tudor, Pickering, Holt as an Energy Disruptor, by the CleanTech Open with the first CTO Water Prize, by SxSW Eco, by the Rice Energy Alliance, by MassChallenge, by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, by Frost & Sullivan for their 2019 North American Enabling Technology Leadership Award, and by the Northeast Water Innovation Network, which named Adler its first Water Innovator of the Year.

Energy companies in all the major shale plays rely on Sourcewater’s intelligence platform to bring together satellite imagery, artificial intelligence, and mountains of data to derive fast, actionable insights.


Joshua Adler
Founding CEO
Joshua A. Adler is a successful entrepreneur, angel investor, and veteran dealmaker who has founded energy, real estate, medical technology, and Internet companies, and served as a senior U.S. economic policy official for President George W. Bush. He is a graduate of Yale and Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Casee Lemons
Director of Geoscience
David Mendoza
Senior Account Executive
Ian Killough
Director, Business Development
Kirk Humphrey
Director, Client Success
Gregory Tsichlis
Director, Marketing
Victor Belous
Lead Software Engineer
Rustam Rizoyev
Software Engineer
Jose Cortina
Geoscience Analyst

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Sourcewater, Inc.

is headquartered in Houston, TX

801 Travis Street
Suite 1802
Houston, TX 77002

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