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Aaron Derwingson

2014 Water Leaders Alumni


Aaron Derwingson is the Agricultural Coordinator for The Nature Conservancy’s Colorado River Program where he works in partnership with agricultural water users on pragmatic, solution-oriented approaches to protecting river flows while meeting the needs of people. Currently, he is leading community engagement and outreach efforts for the Water Bank study, and working with agricultural landowners to understand on-farm issues and concerns with adopting new water management and irrigation practices.

Aaron holds a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Colorado and a Master’s in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Oregon. Before joining The Nature Conservancy, Aaron worked at the Rio Grande Headwaters Land Trust helping protect important working lands, wildlife habitat, and water resources in Colorado’s San Luis Valley.

aderwingson (at) tnc.org 

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