Peter Gleick

President and co-founder,,
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security

Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the 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, Dr. Gleick was dubbed a “visionary on the environment” by the BBC. 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.
Dr. Gleick received a BS from Yale University and an MS and PhD 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 six books.