WaterWired, an online resource for “all things fresh water”, has recommended Peter Gleick, President of the Pacific Institute, as a possible choice for a new White House Water Advisor cabinet position. According to WaterWired, Gleick, long time advisor to Circle of Blue, “is the best person for the job.”
President-Elect Barack Obama needs to appoint a White House Water Advisor. I eschew using the sexier term “water czar” because I am not talking about someone with absolute life-or-death authority. But I want someone who has the ear and confidence of the President and can speak for him on water issues. He/she would have an office in the West Wing and a staff as well.
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Source : WaterWired
Circle of Blue’s east coast correspondent based in New York. He specializes on water conflict and the water-food-energy nexus. He previously worked as a political risk analyst covering equatorial Africa’s energy sector, and sustainable development in sub-Saharan Africa. Contact: Cody.Pope@circleofblue.org