|3:45 pm - 5:00 pm
Speaker: Todd Ambs
Hyland Hall: Room 1302
Todd Ambs, President of River Network, will discuss the
resources his organization makes available to river and watershed groups around
the country. He’ll also speak about current watershed projects in Wisconsin and
the Great Lakes region.
Founded in 1988, River Network is leading a national watershed protection movement that includes nearly 2,000 state, regional and local grassroots organizations whose primary mission is to protect rivers and watersheds. River Network’s mission is to empower and unite people and communities to protect and restore rivers and other waters that sustain the health of our country.
Todd has worked in the environmental policy field for more than 30 years. His extensive experience in both state government and nonprofit organizations includes serving as Executive Director of two statewide river organizations, Policy Director for the Ohio Attorney General and Senior Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Department of Justice.
From 2003 until becoming President of River Network in May, 2010, Ambs ran the Water Division for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Todd was the lead negotiator for the State of Wisconsin during the development of the Great Lakes Compact. Todd has served on a number of water-related boards and commissions including the Great Lakes Commission, Great Lakes Protection Fund and the Upper Mississippi River Basin Association. He currently serves on the Coordinating Committee for the Alliance for Water Stewardship.