Water, Our Most Precious Resource

Recognized water expert Susan Leal has identified the critical issues facing our nation and the world in Running Out of Water: The Looming Crisis and Solutions to Conserve Our Most Precious Resource, co-authored with Harvard Professor Peter Rogers.

Running Out of Water examines the impending water crisis and identifies successful solutions that have improved water security for everyone from farmers in Southern California to residents of Brazilian slums. These solutions are particularly relevant in the era of climate change.

Formerly the General Manager of San Francisco’s Public Utilities Commission, Ms. Leal is deeply experienced with the political and economic challenges of upgrading dangerously outdated water and wastewater systems.

She currently serves as Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer for Water in the Americas at AECOM (a global technology and engineering firm). She consults with utilities and other public and private entities to develop creative solutions to ensure our nation’s water safety.

Did you know that the amount of water on Earth has not changed since prehistoric times, but that the world’s population is 6.7 billion and growing? Susan Leal, co-author of Running Out of Water