Michele Thieme

Michele is Deputy Director of Freshwater for WWF-US and leads WWF’s efforts to conserve free-flowing rivers. She works with WWF offices around the world to protect and build the resiliency of freshwater ecosystems. She is a freshwater fish biologist by training and has 20 years of experience in freshwater conservation and spatial planning with over 20 scientific publications. Through relationships with academia, she brings the latest in conservation science to applied conservation projects, informing action in river and lake basins around the world.