Director, Freshwater Climate Change
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John Matthews is the director of freshwater and climate change for Conservation International. Trained as a freshwater ecologist at the University of Texas, he supports field programs within CI, engages with national and international groups on water and climate issues, and co-leads the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation (AGWA; alliance4water.org). His work integrates climate change adaptation policy and science into practical implementation in conservation and economic development. Over the last four years, John as worked on five continents and about twenty-five countries. In addition to scientific and policy papers, he co-authored a 2010 report for the World Bank on a decision-making framework for adapting water infrastructure and ecosystems to climate impacts called Flowing Forward and science policy papers for PLoS Biology in both 2011 and 2012. He served as the Stockholm World Water Week lead climate change rapporteur for two years. John has been asked by numerous NGOs, development banks, and government ministries and aid agencies to provide advice and support on freshwater climate change issues. He runs blogs at AdaptationAction.org and ClimateChangeWater.org. He lives in Corvallis, Oregon.