Emily Dick joined the Washington Water Trust in 2017. Driven by a love of local perspectives and the outdoors, Emily works at WWT to find innovative solutions for Washington’s most crucial resource and conservation problems. She manages the Dungeness Water Exchange, a successful mitigation program on the Olympic Peninsula that offsets new water-uses with no net impact to aquifers or area streams. Emily is currently developing projects that promote economic and environmental resiliency through innovative agriculture practices. She works to provide water users with tools that respond to current and expected conditions and conserve natural resources for sustained culture, livelihood, and environment.
Emily holds a B.S. of Biology from Wittenberg University and pursued graduate studies focused on indigenous conservation at Duke University Marine Lab. She brings experience in the Upper Columbia Basin surveying endangered species for the US Fish and Wildlife Native Fish Program and two years as a natural resource advisor in rural Zambia working to advance tilapia production with United States Peace Corps. She brings her extensive experience in Zambia coordinating partnerships between local leadership, traditional chiefs, government and private mining industries to generate income, combat malnutrition and educate on conservation practices to her work in planning processes for sustainable watershed management in basins across Western Washington.