Peter H. Gleick: Pacific Institute

Peter, co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security, serves as scientific and technical advisor to Circle of Blue. 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. He is a leading proponent of the “soft path” for water.

Peter is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Peter was dubbed “a visionary on the environment” by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, he 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. 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,” published by Island Press. In 2008, Wired Magazine named him “one of 15 people the next President should listen to.”

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