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Ted Kowlaski

Ted Kowalski

Colorado River Initiative Lead and Senior Program Officer, Environment Program

Ted is a senior program officer, leading the Walton Family Foundation’s Colorado River initiative. In this role, Ted supports work that promotes sustainable management of the Colorado River in order to benefit rivers and communities.

Prior to joining the foundation, Ted was the Chief of the Interstate, Federal and Water Information Section, for the Colorado Water Conservation Board. In this role, Ted represented the State of Colorado in State, Federal, inter-State, and international negotiations.

Ted is recognized for his deep expertise in Colorado River water management issues. He has testified before the U.S. Congress and before the Colorado General Assembly, and he has spoken at dozens of conferences. He started his career in the Colorado Attorney General’s office working on water law issues.

Ted has a law degree from the University of Colorado and an undergraduate degree from Cornell University.

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