Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel

Sandra Postel has devoted her life to thorough academic analysis of global water challenges and the creation of sustainable solutions that benefit the whole planet. She has written and lectured extensively on a multitude of freshwater issues. Her books include Last Oasis: Facing Water Scarcity, which brought her to the forefront of water use debates, and Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature (with Brian Richter).

In 1994 Sandra founded the Global Water Policy Project to support “the preservation and sustainable use of Earth’s fresh water through research, writing, outreach, and public speaking.” She is also a Freshwater Fellow at the National Geographic Society, a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment, and a fellow at the Post Carbon Institute. American Rivers is lucky enough to have Sandra directly involved with our work as a member of the Scientific and Technical Advisory Council.

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