Dr. Peter H. Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security in Oakland, California. His research and writing address the critical connections between water and human health, the hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, privatization and globalization, and international conflicts over water resources. Gleick is an internationally recognized water expert and was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2003. He’s been called a "visionary on the environment" by the British Broadcasting Corporation and was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy in Norway and also elected to the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C. He serves on the boards of numerous journals and organizations and is the author of many scientific papers and seven books, including the biennial water report The World's Water and Bottled and Sold: The Story Behind Our Obsession with Bottled Water. He has taken leave recently from the Pacific Institute after confessing to obtaining documents under a false name and pretense from the Heartland Institute, an organization dedicated to undermining science about climate change.