Speaker to examine ‘water and conflict'

BOWLING GREEN, O.—“Water and Conflict in the 21st Century: Fears and Hopes” will be
Dr. Peter Gleick's topic for this year's Edward Lamb Peace Lecture at Bowling Green State University.

Gleick, an internationally recognized water expert, will speak at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 10, in
115 Olscamp Hall on the BGSU campus. The talk is free and open to the public.

Gleick is co-founder and president of the Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security, in Oakland, Calif. His research and writing address international conflicts over water resources, as well as the connections between water and human health, hydrologic impacts of climate change, sustainable water use, and privatization and globalization.

In 2003, Gleick's work earned him designation as a MacArthur Fellow. Last year, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C. Internationally, the British Broadcasting Corp. named him a “visionary on the environment” in 2001, and he was elected an Academician of the International Water Academy in Oslo, Norway, in 1999.

Author of the biennial water report, “The World's Water,” Gleick earned his master's and doctoral degrees in energy and resources from the University of California-Berkeley, in 1980 and 1986, respectively. From 1980-82, he was deputy assistant for energy and environment in the office of then-California Gov. Jerry Brown. He received his bachelor's degree in engineering and applied science from Yale University in 1978.

The Edward Lamb Peace Lecture annually brings experts to BGSU to address major environmental issues and how they affect world security. Underwritten by the Lamb Foundation of Toledo, the lecture series began in 1986 in honor of the late Edward Lamb, a prominent Toledo attorney committed to social justice, civil rights and world peace.

BGSU's Environmental Health Program and Center for Environmental Studies planned the event.

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(Posted April 03, 2007 )