Gleick, Peter

President & Co-Founder
Pacific Institute
Wrap-up and Closing Remarks
Dr. Peter H. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and co-founder of the Pacific Institute 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 was named a MacArthur “genius” Fellow in October 2003 for his work. In 2001, Gleick was dubbed a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation. In 1999, 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. In 2008, Wired Magazine named him “one of 15 people the next President should listen to.” In 2011, Gleick and the Pacific Institute received the first U.S. Water Prize. 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 nine books, including Bottled & Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water, the biennial water report, The World's Water, published by Island Press (Washington, D.C.), and the newest: A Twenty-First Century U.S. Water Policy from Oxford University Press (New York).