Full Name
Job Title
Global Director for Water Security; Deputy Managing Director for the Food and Water Systems Priority
The Nature Conservancy
Speaker Bio
Andrea Erickson-Quiroz, is Global Director for Water Security and is the Deputy Managing Director for the Food and Water Systems Priority for The Nature Conservancy. She is working to scale solutions that address water scarcity and watershed degradation that impact nature and people, working with over 200 water professionals in over 15 countries. Andrea works with global private and public partnerships to change practices and policies that lead to improved water security by deploying nature-based solutions and increasing the health of ecological systems. She is a governor for the World Water Council, and serves in an advisory capacity to ABI and the CEO Water Mandate.

Andrea has over 25 years of experience in designing conservation strategies, organizational development and leadership at a field level in Latin America and the US, as well as now as a senior global executive at The Nature Conservancy. Her projects have included watershed scale implementation, policy reform and sector engagements in water, agriculture and energy development. She completed her undergraduate degree at Cornell University and has a Masters degree from the University of Cambridge in Environmental Policy and Economic Development.