MEET OUR TEAM

The experts behind Texas Living Waters

Texas Living Waters is a collaboration of conservation groups working together to ensure that Texas has the water it needs for thriving communities and healthy fish and wildlife.

Want to talk water? Reach out to our media contact, Amal Ahmed, or reach out through our Contact and Directions page.

A founding member of the Texas Living Waters Project, National Wildlife Federation is the United States’ largest private, nonprofit conservation organization. NWF has worked on Texas water and coastal issues for over two decades

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Jennifer Walker

Director, Texas Coast and Water Program
National Wildlife Federation

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Arsum Pathak, PhD

Senior Adaptation and Coastal Resilience Specialist
National Wildlife Federation

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Amal Ahmed

Senior Communications Manager
National Wildlife Federation

The newest member of the Texas Living Waters Project, The Nature Conservancy in Texas has protected land and water in the state since 1964. To date, we’ve conserved nearly one million acres of land and more than 200 miles of rivers and streams.

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Suzanne B. Scott

Texas State Director
The Nature Conservancy

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Kyle Garmany

Water & Agriculture Program Director
The Nature Conservancy

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Ryan Smith

Director of Water and Science
The Nature Conservancy

A founding member of the Texas Living Waters Project, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is the oldest grassroots environmental organization in Texas.

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Cyrus Reed, PhD

Conservation Director
Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter

The mission of the Hill Country Alliance is to bring together a diverse coalition of partners to preserve the open spaces, starry night skies, clean and abundant waters, and unique character of the Texas Hill Country.

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Katherine Romans

Executive Director
Hill Country Alliance

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Marisa Bruno

Water Program Manager
Hill Country Alliance

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A longtime member of the Texas Living Waters Project, Galveston Bay Foundation is a conservation nonprofit that has served as guardian of Galveston Bay since 1987. Our mission is to preserve and enhance Galveston Bay as a healthy and productive place for generations to come.

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Bob Stokes

President
Galveston Bay Foundation

Consultants

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Myron Hess

Consultant
Law Office of Myron Hess, Tributary Consulting

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Amanda Fuller

Regional Executive Director
South Central Regional Center, National Wildlife Federation