Ms. Kari Vigerstol, TNC (co-opted)
Kari Vigerstol serves as Director of Conservation for Water Funds on The Nature Conservancy’s Global Water team. With over fifteen years of water resource management experience, she understands the complexities of sustainability challenges facing basins around the world. Kari also brings deep technical skills and an ability to collaborate closely with a wide range of stakeholders.
Her current work focuses on corporate water stewardship and monitoring, as well as global expansion of the Water Funds Program. Kari’s collaboration with corporations includes assessment and mitigation of water-related risk, water footprinting, development of company-wide water stewardship strategies, and on-the-ground application of those strategies.
She is a licensed engineer and, prior to the Conservancy, spent several years working as a water resource engineer in the U.S. and abroad on a wide variety of water resource assessment, design and management projects. Kari began with The Nature Conservancy in 2008 as the lead water resource expert on the Global Ecosystem Services team before taking on her current position. She holds a B.S. and an M.S. in civil and environmental engineering from Rice University and the University of Washington, with a focus on water resource planning and management. She currently lives in Seattle, Washington.