Nick Osman
Conservation & Innovation Director

Nick Osman brings years of analytical and data management experience to The Freshwater Trust. Previously, he served as a consultant for water quality-based Ecological Risk Assessments and Natural Resource Damage Assessments around the country. His education and professional experiences have focused on how to best restore habitats for listed species and how to minimize and mitigate potential impacts to them. Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in Integrative Biology from the University of South Florida. As the Conservation & Innovation Director, Nick directs how the organization uses data science and analytics to catalyze innovative water resilience programs and maximize multi-benefit outcomes for ecosystems, communities, and economies. Working across TFT’s science, product, and policy teams, he helps partners address complex water challenges through scenario-planning to build cost-optimized, actionable water project portfolios. When not in the office, he is usually outside hiking, kayaking or biking, or spending his time in a dance or pottery studio.

Home River: Hillsborough River, Florida