Legacy Award

In 2022, the River Network Board of Directors created the Legacy Award to recognize the significant contributions of one individual to the waters, rivers, and people they have served over the duration of their career. This individual has expanded our collective thinking around the fundamental right to clean water by designing and implementing solutions that stick.

The first Legacy Award was presented to Betsy Otto, a Fellow of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation, at River Rally 2022 in Washington, DC.

2022 Legacy Award Winner

Betsy Otto

Betsy Otto is currently a Fellow of the Alliance for Global Water Adaptation. She spent ten years as a Senior Fellow and Director of the World Resources Institute’s Global Water Program, where she directed the development of Aqueduct™, a global water risk assessment and mapping platform in wide use by Global 500 companies, finance institutions,… Read More