100 Water Heroes: Stuart Orr


Practice Lead, Water at WWF

Stuart Orr works with the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), the world’s biggest independent conservation organisation. Stuart leads the WWF Freshwater Practice, where he heads major freshwater conservation initiatives.

Stuart is widely considered a global thought leader on water stewardship, and has spent over a decade at WWF “engaging business and finance, and focussing on emerging themes such as the water-food-energy nexus, economic incentives and water-related risk.” In addition to his work his WWF, Stuart has written an an array of both scientific and popular publications.

Prior to Stuart’s involvement with WWF, he obtained an MSc in Environment and Development. He continued on to research agricultural rice systems in West Africa and also gained experience during his time in the private sector.

Stuart has served on a range of prominent advisory panels and boards, including the World Economic Forum’s Water Security Council. He is also on the International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Infrastructure & Natural Resources Advisory Steering Committee

Stuart is one of our #100WaterHeroes for his innovative approaches to solving the global water crisis, and for leading WWF’s Freshwater Practice.

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Twitter: @Stuart_Orr