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Emily Warren Bio

Emily Warren, M.S.E.S., M.P.A.

Associate Director

Emily R. Warren is the Associate Director of The Meadows Center for Water where she has served as the principal manager for The Meadows Center’s strategy, operations, and programs. For more than 15 years her work has focused on providing the science that supports policy, watershed management, land and water conservation, and sustainable use of natural resources in Texas. She has overseen numerous local, regional, and international programs and has coordinated those programs with governmental agencies, non-governmental organizations, private organizations, and citizens alike.

Prior to her work at the Meadows Center, Emily served as the Policy and Regulatory Coordinator at Texas Parks & Wildlife Department. She was part of the executive team responsible for leading the agency’s strategic direction in land conservation, water, recreation and historic site preservation. She also served as Programme and Management Consultant to the United Nations Development Programme’s Global Healthcare Waste Project, where she helped develop national medical waste policies and training modules in eight countries to reduce dioxin and mercury through alternative technology use.

In addition to her work with The Meadows Center, Ms. Warren currently serves as Strategy Advisor for U4I, a human rights nonprofit working to advance civil liberties through technology. She also serves on the executive committees of the Hill Country Alliance Board and the Colorado River Alliance Board.

Ms. Warren holds a master’s degree of Science in Environmental Science, a master’s degree in Public Affairs, and is working on her PhD in Geography.