Dave Tickner

Chief Freshwater Adviser
World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF)

Dave Tickner is Chief Freshwater Adviser at WWF, based in the UK. He advises on international river conservation and water resource programmes, leads a portfolio of research projects, and engages governments and the private sector on water and sustainability issues.

Dave began his career in the UK’s environment ministry before completing a PhD in environmental sciences. He joined WWF as a policy advocate and then led its influential programme for the Danube River. He has served in non-executive and advisory roles with Water and Sanitation for the Urban Poor (a not-for-profit company) and Standard Chartered.

In addition to his WWF role, Dave is currently a Research Fellow at the University of East Anglia (UK) and an Associate Editor of the journal Frontiers in Environmental Science. He also sits on the UK government’s Darwin Expert Committee.

Dave has published widely on water and environment issues and is on Twitter @david_tickner.