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#12 – Peter Gleick, Author, Three Ages of Water

Episode #12 of What Matters Water TV and Podcast features author Peter Gleick
June 28, 2023

Would you like to know some fascinating facts about water?

Then you won’t want to miss this – in episode #12 our host Charley Wilson talks with renowned climatologist and hydrologist, Peter Gleick, author of the new book The Three Ages of Water.

Water, to paraphrase Dr. Gleick, is special. It’s a basic natural resource that we depend on as much as our ancestors did, but it’s also a part of our biology and evolutionary history, shaping human civilization’s religions and art and cultures while nurturing the environment.

Water made us, long before we tried to control and manage it.

Peter Gleick has spent years researching and writing about the crucial links between water, energy, food and health and the ramifications of climate change. His new book is an epic recounting of water’s history and management through time. And it’s a wake-up call as well, as he believes if we don’t fix our water management issues, a dystopian future awaits us.

Dr. Gleick is co-founder of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security in Oakland, California, a nonprofit research institution dedicated to creating and advancing solutions to the world’s most pressing water challenges. Among his more than thirty honors and awards are membership in the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and a MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellowship.

If you are interested in learning more about water issues and finding out more about his incredible work, then check out this video and podcast!

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