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Craig Holland

Senior Director of Urban Water, Global Cities

New York, New York

Senior Director of Urban Water, Global Cities

Craig Holland © TNC

Areas of Expertise

Green infrastructure investment and deployment, Urban water management

Media Contact

Andrew Tingley
ph. +1 917-270-1313


Craig is the senior director of urban water for the Global Cities program of The Nature Conservancy. In this role, Craig develops global strategies to address water quality challenges related to urban development and leads a team to oversee those strategies’ implementation.

Specializing in green infrastructure investment and deployment, Craig helped develop private financing mechanisms for Philadelphia’s Green City Clean Waters initiative and co-authored the National Resources Defense Council’s January 2013 report “Creating Clean Water Cash Flows: Developing Private Markets for Green Stormwater Infrastructure in Philadelphia.”

Craig is supporting TNC’s innovative collaboration, announced by the White House in March 2016, with Prudential Financial and Encourage Capital to invest in the pilot venture District Stormwater LLC, which finances and builds green infrastructure for stormwater management in Washington, D.C. Craig has also provided technical assistance to communities contemplating changes to their land-use ordinances, building regulations, and stormwater rates. His recent projects include serving on a technical advisory committee within the City of Detroit that is tasked with the development of a new stormwater ordinance and related changes to the City’s building codes, as an advisor to NRDC and the NYU Stern Center for Sustainable Business in their work with NYC DEP to catalyze private property green infrastructure investment.

Craig has published articles for outlets including Environmental Finance, GreenBiz, the Climate Change Business Journal, and Storm Water Solutions. Previously he was director of operations for clean energy product manufacturer BioLite. He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and serves on its Responsible Property Investment Council and is a member of the Environmental Financial Advisory Board to the U.S. EPA, where he is co-chair of a workgroup on Chesapeake Bay water quality financing. Craig holds a BA with distinction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and an MSc from Columbia University.

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