Susan Kaderka

Susan Kaderka

Regional Executive Director
South Central Regional Center - Austin, TX

As the Regional Executive Director of the National Wildlife Federation's South Central Regional Center in Austin, TX since 1999, Kaderka developed and launched the Texas Living Waters project, which over the past six years has reformed Texas water law to better protect instream flows, improve groundwater management and foster aggressive water conservation.

She has also been a vocal advocate for the restoration of Louisiana’s deteriorating coastal wetlands, serving since 2003 on the Louisiana Governor’s Advisory Commission for Coastal Restoration and Conservation. More recently she has been involved in educating river advocates and watershed groups on how global warming is expected to impact river ecosystems in the U.S.

Kaderka has more than 15 years experience in environmental program management, in both the non-profit and state government sectors, as well as five years experience as a policy analyst and director of policy research for the Texas Legislature. She holds a Master's degree in Journalism from the University of Texas.

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