Keynote Speaker:

Brian Richter, Sustainable Waters

Photo of Brian Ricter, keynote speakerBrian Richter is the president of Sustainable Waters, a global organization focused on water scarcity challenges. Brian promotes sustainable water use and management with governments, corporations, universities, and local communities. He serves as a water advisor to corporations, investment banks, and the United Nations and teaches Water Sustainability at the University of Virginia. He previously served as Director of the Global Water Program of The Nature Conservancy and has consulted on more than 170 water projects worldwide.

Brian has developed scientific tools and methods to support river protection and restoration efforts, including the Indicators of Hydrologic Alteration software. He co-authored a book with Sandra Postel entitled Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature. His latest book, Chasing Water: A Guide for Moving from Scarcity to Sustainability, has been published in five languages.