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Rich Thorsten,

Rich Thorsten is the Director of International Programs for Water.org, where he oversees the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of Water.org’s water and sanitation programs. He works closely with the development and communications teams on donor and special public relations projects. Mr. Thorsten brings nearly fifteen years of experience in non-profit management, advocacy, research, and evaluation to Water.org, including work at resource conservation and smart growth organizations in the US and serving as a board member for non-profits in international development. He has also worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and several state and local government agencies. While pursuing master’s and doctoral degrees in international planning, Mr. Thorsten evaluated the sustainability of multiple rural water systems in Peru and Ghana on behalf of the World Bank and studied public-private water and sanitation partnerships in Asia.