Robert Zimmerman, Jr., is Executive Director of the Charles River Watershed Association (CRWA). Founded in 1965, CRWA is a private, nonprofit environmental advocacy, research, and education organization. During his tenure, CRWA has become an authority on the science of water in urban watersheds, and the catalyst for addressing water pollution, stormwater discharges, low instream flow, nutrient loading, habitat protection and restoration, community zoning, suburban sprawl, and sustainable development on the Charles River. The Charles River, and the Charles River Watershed Association, are the 2011 winners of the International River Foundation’s Theiss International Riverprize. Bob has been appointed by four governors to the Massachusetts Water Resources Commission, and additionally serves on the Massachusetts Water Infrastructure Finance Commission, and the River Network Board of Directors. Bob has degrees in history, English, and Middle English from Central Michigan University.