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Zachary Hurwitz

Mr. Hurwitz coordinates International Rivers' efforts to strengthen and hold dam builders accountable to sustainability commitments, and to improve the risk management practices and social and environmental standards of public and private sector banks, with a special focus on emerging markets. Before joining International Rivers in 2011, he worked as a geographer, researching river basin conflicts and policies for climate change mitigation in Brazil's Amazon region. He has previously worked with the Rapoport Center for Human Rights to investigate human rights violations in the planning and construction of the Texas-Mexico border wall, and has collaborated with civil society organizations across the world. Mr. Hurwitz holds a Master of Arts in Geography and the Environment from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Wesleyan University. He tweets @ZacharyHurwitz.

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