Media: Experts

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Jason Morrison, President (bio)
Business water risk, corporate water stewardship, water-related collective action, sustainability standards, ethical certification.

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

Heather Cooley, Director of Research (bio)
Desalination, water and energy, climate change, water conservation and efficiency, a soft path for water, social vulnerability, and climate adaptation.

Michael Cohen, Water Program Senior Research Associate (bio)
The Colorado River, the Salton Sea, water transfers, water reallocation, and municipal water conservation.

Laura Feinstein, Water Program Senior Research Associate (bio)
Aquatic ecosystems; the impacts of climate change on water resources, water, and energy; oil and gas production; and environmental health and justice.

Sarah Diringer, Water Program Senior Research Associate (bio)
The impacts of policy, technology, and land use on water supply and demand.

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

Tien Shiao, Corporate Sustainability Senior Research Associate (bio)
Business water risk, corporate water stewardship, sustainability standards, supply-chain management, and China.

Anne Thebo, Water and Corporate Sustainability Programs Senior Research Associate (bio)
Agricultural water management; water quality; water reuse; and water supply and wastewater planning.