Peter Gleick

About Peter Gleick

Peter Gleick is co-founder and president emeritus of the Pacific Institute, an elected member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, and a MacArthur Foundation Fellow. Gleick's research addresses the consequences of climate change for water resources, risks of conflict over water, and the human right to water. He has advanced the concepts of the “soft path for water” and “peak water.” Gleick serves on numerous editorial boards and is the author of many scientific papers and eleven books. He holds a BS in Engineering and Applied Sciences from Yale University and MS/PhD. from University of California, Berkeley.