Karin Krchnak

Director, Freshwater Program, WWF

Karin directs WWF’s work on freshwater policy, supports river conservation projects in the US, Latin America, Africa, and Asia, and develops partnerships with governments, corporations, foundations and bilateral and multi-lateral aid agencies to advance freshwater conservation. An environmental lawyer by training, Karin’s career has focused on improving policies and procedures related to environmental management and resource conservation. Before joining WWF, Karin served as the global partnerships director and director of international water policy for the Nature Conservancy and managed two global secretariats aimed at improving information disclosure, transparency and accountability in environmental decision-making for the World Resource Institute. She also acted as population and environment program manager for the National Wildlife Federation’s international programs. Prior to that, she ran the Environmental Law Reform Program for the Former Soviet Union for the American Bar Association. Karin currently serves as WWF’s representative on the Board of Governors of the World Water Council and represents WWF on the U.S. Water Partnership.