Bide(n) time for America’s Water Resources with Peter Gleick

Dr. Peter Gleick, co-founder and president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, believes Joe Biden could be the man to save American water policy, which has been foundering under Donald Trump. In his co-authored policy brief, Water Recommendations to the Next President, Gleick and his colleagues lay out the biggest issues with US water safety and access, and what President Elect Biden needs to do to guarantee continued clean water for all Americans and limit the global repercussions of climate change.

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Peter Gleick

Dr. Peter Gleick co-founded and is president emeritus of the Pacific Institute in California, creating and advancing solutions to global water problems. Gleick is a hydroclimatologist focused on climate change, water and conflict, and the human right to water – work used by the UN and human rights court cases. He pioneered the concepts of the “soft path for water” and “peak water” and has worked extensively on issues related to water and international security. Gleick is a MacArthur Fellow, member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and winner of the 2018 Carl Sagan Prize for Science Popularization. He has a BS from Yale University, MS/PhD. from the University of California Berkeley. He is author of many scientific papers and twelve books, including The World’s Water, Bottled and Sold, and A 21st Century US Water Policy.


Read Peter's research, scientific articles, books, or reports

Water Recommendations for the Next President

Water, Security, and Conflict

Water and U.S. National Security

Peter's Website

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An Overview of Clean Water Access Challenges in the United States


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