The World's Fresh Water - Have Supplies Peaked?

CONTEXT

Oct 20, 2011

Research from MacArthur "Genius" Fellow Peter Gleick and his colleagues finds that more and more regions of the world, including the U.S., may be reaching the point of "peak water." Protecting this most vital of resources without harming public health or the economy is no easy task. We explored the issue with Gleick, one of the world's foremost experts on the subject, during his recent visit to the Wilson Center.

Peter Gleick is Co-founder and President of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment, and Security.

Experts & Staff

  • Roger-Mark De Souza // Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Sandeep Bathala // Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Katharine Diamond // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Benjamin Dills // Program Assistant, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Lauren Herzer // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • John Thon Majok // Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Schuyler Null // Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative
  • Meaghan Parker // Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Sean Peoples // Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Geoffrey D. Dabelko // Senior Advisor, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Ruth Greenspan Bell // Public Policy Scholar
  • William Krist // Senior Policy Scholar
  • Louise Lief // Public Policy Scholar
  • John W. Sewell // Senior Scholar