J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the internationally recognized center for original frontline reporting, research, and analysis on resource issues with a focus on the intersection between water, food, and energy. He earned his MSJ in investigative and magazine writing at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism after graduating with honors from the university’s American Studies Program. Carl — an award-winning photojournalist, reporter, and broadcaster — is recognized for developing the keen skills that helped to shape the multimedia journalism era. He received the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial Innovation Award (2012), and he shared 2nd place in the Society of Environmental Journalist’s annual awards competition for photography with two other Circle of Blue photographers (2014). Carl is vice-chairman of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Water Security. For more than five years, he has served on the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Navigating Peace Water Working Group. Carl lives with his wife and daughter in Traverse City, where he was raised and which now serves as the base of his global travel for Circle of Blue.
Circle of Blue provides relevant, reliable, and actionable on-the-ground information about the world’s resource crises.