The Future of Water, Food, and Energy Presentation at the California Academy of Sciences

Last week, President Emeritus Peter Gleick spoke on the evolving technologies that could be vital to providing water to a growing global population at the National Academies of Sciences, Medicine, and Engineerings’ second meeting on “Grand Challenges for Environmental Engineering and Science in the 21st Century” in San Francisco.

Jonathan Foley, Executive Director of the California Academy of Sciences, outlined the size of the food challenge and the new approaches and technologies that are needed to sustainably meet demand, while Saul Griffith, CEO of Otherlab, shared his recent work on mapping energy flows in the U.S. economy and how those might shift to address a host of issues including climate change.

Here are artist Mark Simmons’ cartoons of the event, illustrating his unique perspective: