Media Center: Experts

To contact Pacific Institute experts, please call or email Communications Associate Amanda Pebler:, (510) 251-1600 x 117

Dr. Peter Gleick, President and Water Program Co-Director (bio)
Water, hydrology, climatology, climate change, environmental security, water and human rights, water and energy, water policy, public communications

Heather Cooley, Water Program Co-Director (bio)
Desalination, water and energy, climate change, water conservation and efficiency, soft path for water, social vulnerability, climate adaptation

Jason Morrison, Corporate Sustainability Program Director (bio)
Business water risk; corporate water stewardship; water-related collective action; sustainability standards; ethical certification

Michael Cohen, Water Program Senior Research Associate (bio)
Colorado River, Salton Sea, municipal water conservation

Kristina Donnelly, Water Program Research Associate (bio)
Water management, water policy, water and energy, water conservation and efficiency, green infrastructure and stormwater management, transboundary water issues and conflict management

Mai-Lan Ha, Corporate Sustainability Research Associate (bio)
business, water, and human rights; sustainability standards; water-related collective action; corporate water stewardship

Matthew G. Heberger, P.E., Water Program Research Associate (bio)
Water resources planning and management, water conservation and demand management, water demand forecasting, climate change – sea-level rise, groundwater management and policy, desalination – energy and emissions

Peter Schulte, Corporate Sustainability Research Associate (bio)
Water-related business risk, corporate water stewardship, corporate water assessment, corporate water disclosure, sustainability reporting, business and human rights, water-related collective action

Stefanie Woodward, Corporate Sustainability Research Associate (bio)
Water-related business risk, corporate water stewardship, supply-chain management, climate resilience, and water-related collective action.