Dr. Peter H. Gleick , Co-founder & President, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security in Oakland, California
His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources.
Dr. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, he was dubbed a “visionary on the environment” by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, Dr. Gleick was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy, in Oslo, Norway and in 2006, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.
Peter Gleick received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations, and is the author of many scientific papers and seven books, including the biennial water report, The World’s Water, and the new release Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind our Obsession with Bottled Water.