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Elizabeth Hendriks

Vice-President, Freshwater, WWF-Canada

Elizabeth has fifteen years of experience working nationally and internationally on water policy. In her capacity as Vice President of WWF-Canada’s freshwater program, she led the 2017 release of Watershed Reports - the first national assessment of the health and stressors of Canada’s freshwater.

Building on the results of Watershed Reports, she is leading the Freshwater team in efforts to reverse the decline of freshwater ecosystems across the country with the intersection of technology, policy, and community building. Recently, this cutting-edge approach has included pairing community-based monitoring with the security of blockchain technology to better understand water health, and empowering citizen scientists to monitor their rivers using eDNA.

Elizabeth received her BA in International Development from Dalhousie University and her Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo.