Dan NeesDan is a Senior Associate of People and Ecosystems Program at the World Resources Institute. Dan comes to the World Resources Institute (WRI) from the University of Maryland , where he served as director of the Environmental Finance Center (EFC). Throughout his career, he has worked extensively with communities, local officials, and watershed organizations in the Chesapeake Bay watershed and Mid-Atlantic on a broad variety of environmental finance issues. Dan's areas of expertise include financing and environmental policy as it relates to stormwater protection, low impact development, and green infrastructure. He has written several papers on important emerging issues including financing land preservation, the role of financing authorities and institutions in ecosystem restoration, and the benefit of green infrastructure and low impact development techniques on urban wet weather management.