Supported by University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic, several Pittsburgh foundations and many others, Ned Mulcahy created Three Rivers Waterkeeper in 2009. In its simplest form, Waterkeeper serves as a voice for the water in the Pittsburgh region. Armed with an aluminum boat, two attorneys, and an insatiable desire to create a well-informed citizenry, Three Rivers Waterkeeper protects water quality through on-the-water surveillance, education, legal action and community empowerment.
In addition to holding J.D. and Certificate of Advanced Study in Environmental Law, Science, and Policy (2009) and a B.A. in Political Science (2001), Ned is pursuing an M.P.H. with a focus in Environmental Risk Assessment at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Though reasonably well traveled, Ned has spent 28 of his 30+ years as a proud resident of Southwestern Pennsylvania and now calls Lawrenceville home.