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Rebecca Wodder

Rebecca Wodder is a nationally known environmental leader whose conservation career began with the first Earth Day. As president of the national advocacy organization American Rivers from 1995 to 2011, she led the development of community-based solutions to freshwater challenges. From 2011 to 2013, she served as senior advisor to the US secretary of the interior. Previously, she was vice president of the Wilderness Society and legislative assistant to Senator Gaylord Nelson. In 2010, she was named a Top 25 Outstanding Conservationist by Outdoor Life magazine. In 2014, she received the James Compton Award from River Network. In her writing and speaking, Wodder explores how communities can enhance their resilience to climate impacts via sustainable, equitable approaches to rivers and freshwater resources. She serves on the boards of River Network, the Potomac Conservancy, and the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Community Resilience in an Era of Upheaval

Contributors to The Community Resilience Reader Daniel Lerch, Rebecca Wodder, and Richard Heinberg, presented on the six foundations for community resilience. Daniel Lerch, Education and Publications Director for the Post Carbon Institute, provided an explanation of the framework and theme of the resilience reader. Richard Heinberg, Senior Fellow of Post Carbon institute, illustrated the state of our multiple sustainability crises. Rebecca Wodder, Chair of the Board of River Network, shared examples of resilient systems that better address issues of water at the community level. 


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