Adam Freed

Adam FreedAdam Freed is the director of The Nature Conservancy’s Global Securing Water Program and a lecturer at Columbia University. He previously served as the Deputy Director of the New York City Mayor's Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability.

Adam's Posts

H2.O: Announcing a New Platform for Water Activists

March 26th, 2014

The critical water challenges we face require everyone to be involved. Introducing H2.O, a new digital platform to engage new audiences for the Conservancy's freshwater work and to create an online community of water activists. More

Cities Take Action on Climate and Nature

March 13th, 2014

What are the challenges and solutions being used in cities to address water risks? A recent event bringing 300 leaders from more than 60 global cities offers a revealing snapshot, Conservancy blogger Adam Freed reports. More

A Thirst For Growth: Fueling China’s Urban Expansion

July 3rd, 2013

As China grows to an urban population of 900 million people, the most critical thing it will have to get right is protecting its water supply, says the director of our Securing Water Program. More

Global Cities Need Natural Defenses

May 30th, 2013

In the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, we are reminded that nature can and should play an important role alongside engineered solutions in building (and rebuilding) the cities of tomorrow. More

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