Brian Richter

Brian Richter

Brian Richter has been a global leader in water science and conservation for more than 30 years. He is the president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization, where he promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations, universities, and local communities. He previously served as managing director for the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation organization. Brian has consulted on more than 150 water projects worldwide. He serves as a water advisor to some of the world’s largest corporations, investment banks, and the United Nations, and has testified before the US Congress on multiple occasions. He also teaches a course on water sustainability at the University of Virginia.
 
Brian has developed numerous scientific tools and methods to support river protection and restoration efforts, including the Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration software that is being used by water managers and scientists worldwide. Brian was featured in a BBC documentary with David Attenborough on “How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth?”  He has published many scientific papers on the importance of ecologically sustainable water management in international science journals; the impact rating of his peer-reviewed journal papers places him within the top 10% of all scientists worldwide. He coauthored a book with Sandra Postel entitled Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature. His latest book, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability, has now been published in five languages. 
 

Luskin Innovators Speaker Series: Chasing Water featuring Brian Richter

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 - 5:00pm PST
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
337 Charles E Young Dr. East
Room 2355
Los Angeles, CA 90095
United States

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level,...

Water scarcity is spreading and intensifying in many regions of the world, with dire consequences for local communities, economies, and freshwater ecosystems. Current approaches tend to rely on policies crafted at the state or national level, which on their own have proved insufficient to arrest water scarcity. To be durable and effective, water plans must be informed by the culture, economics, and varied needs of affected community members.

Join Brian Richter, international water expert and Director of Global Freshwater Strategies for The Nature Conservancy, for a discussion about his book Chasing Water, and how it ties into local water issues.

Brian Richter at the Real Truth About Health Conference

Monday, September 12, 2016 - 7:00pm EDT
The Caribe Royale Hotel
8101 World Center Dr
Orlando, FL 32821
United States

The Real Truth About Health Conference

September 9-18, 2016, Orlando, FL

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The Real Truth About Health Conference

September 9-18, 2016, Orlando, FL

Brian Richter panels and signings for Chasing Water:

September 12, 2016

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Panel 20 - Climate change, ocean acidification, melting glaciers and the methane they release, water shortages and resource depletion - when and how will this affect me, my family, my health, and my financial situation? 

September 13, 2016

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Lecture 23 - Securing our water future: How, when, and where water shortages will affect your life

September 13, 2016

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Book signing