'Freshwater scarcity in semi-arid and tropical regions: Jordan's water security and Vietnam's invisible hazard'

Biosciences NG08
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Life and Environmental Sciences, Research
Wednesday 21st June 2017 (16:00-17:00)
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Part of the School Seminar Series

Speaker: Professor Steve Gorelick, Dept. of Earth System Science, Stanford University

Hosts: Stefan Krause

Steven Gorelick holds the Cyrus F. Tolman Professorship in the School of Earth, Energy, and Environmental Sciences and is a Senior Fellow at the Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford University. A faculty member since 1988, he directs the Global Freshwater Initiative, which employs an interdisciplinary approach to analyzing water-supply vulnerability in developing nations. Past and current projects include those in Mexico, India, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Jordan. Much of his work involves development of hydrologic-economic models to evaluate the likely effectiveness of policy instruments such as taxes, quotas, regulations, and water markets. He has over 140 publications in 22 different science and engineering journals (including Science, Nature, and PNAS), and 3 commercialized patents. His 2010 book, Oil Panic and the Global Crisis, debated the notion of imminent global oil depletion. He is a member of the US National Academy of Engineering (NAE), Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and he has received Guggenheim and Fulbright fellowships.