Earth and Mineral Sciences

Speaker to present 'Global Water Scarcity' in EarthTalks series

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Brian Richter, director of global freshwater strategies for The Nature Conservancy and a world leader in water science and conservation, will speak about “Global Water Scarcity” at 4 p.m. Monday, April 10, in 112 Walker Building.

As chief scientist for the water program of The Nature Conservancy, an international conservation group, Richter has worked with governments, corporations and local communities to promote sustainable water use and management.  

Richter also serves as president of Sustainable Waters, a global water education organization that provides accurate, up-to-date water scarcity information, news of water shortages and tools for solving water problems. In addition, he is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Virginia.

In his 25-year career focusing on water science and conservation, Richter has developed numerous scientific tools and methods to support river protection and restoration, including software used by water managers and scientists worldwide.

Richter has been featured in the BBC documentary “How Many People Can Live on Planet Earth” and written several books, including his most recent, “Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability,” published in 2014.

His talk is free and open to the public. It is part of the EarthTalks Series: The Agriculture-Environment-Energy Nexus: Satiating and Stewarding the Planet sponsored by the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute (EESI) and the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR). 

Brian Richter, director of global freshwater strategies for The Nature Conservancy, will speak April 10 at Penn State.  Credit: Sustainable Waters All Rights Reserved.

Last Updated March 31, 2017