About Lynn

Lynn E. Broaddus, Ph.D., M.B.A., President

Broaddus photo 2021 10 smallLynn Broaddus formed Broadview Collaborative, Inc. in 2014 as a platform for advancing sustainable, resilient practices in the water sector, with a particular interest in distributed and affordable water infrastructure. She serves as a strategic advisor and facilitator for private sector, non-profit, and philanthropic clients throughout North America, and is known for bringing new ways of thinking to the crucial environmental challenges of our day.

Prior work includes leading The Johnson Foundation’s environment program from 2008-2014, convening hundreds of leaders to address national water sustainability and resiliency under the umbrella of “Charting New Waters”. Earlier she held leadership roles with Milwaukee Riverkeeper®, The Nature Conservancy and NatureServe, and also has experience in energy conservation and teaching. She earned her Ph.D. from Duke University, her M.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and her bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia. Lynn also serves as an officer for the Water Environment Federation (immediate past-president), is past chair of River Network’s board, and member emerita (past chair) of the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Nelson Institute Board of Visitors. She recently completed three years as a non-resident senior fellow with the Brookings Institution. Lynn is based in Minneapolis, MN.

Lynn hosts a blog dedicated to exploring a broad spectrum freshwater and sustainability topics, and tweets on water and other sustainability issues as @LynnBroaddus. She is a sought-after speaker, panelist, and moderator for national forums, and can be reached at LBroaddus@BroadviewCollaborative.com

  • Link to past speaking engagements and interviews
  • Link to examples of writing
  • Link to leadership roles
  • Link to Charting New Waters publications

3 Comments on “About Lynn

      • At our house in Wauwatosa we two sets of rain barrels / crates to capture water for outdoor use. At our property in rural Virginia we have a slightly fancier system which we use for potable water once it’s filtered. We are building a cottage there which will have an even fancier version that uses rain water for all purposes, and is plumbed into the cottage. Happy to show you either or both, but if you want to see the Virginia system you’ll have to wait until I’m out there!


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