Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., (born in Modena, Italy) is a British-Italian scientist and author. He is an Honorary Research Associate at the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment. He has been the Chief Strategy Officer and Global Managing Director for Water at The Nature Conservancy and was a partner of consulting firm McKinsey & Company. Trained as a physicist and atmospheric scientist, Boccaletti has been a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council and has served on the OECD-WWC High Level Panel on Infrastructure Financing for a Water-Secure World. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Scientific Advisory Panel of the Euro-Mediterranean Center on Climate Change and a member of the editorial advisory board of the journal Water Security.
An alumnus of MIT, Princeton, and Bologna universities, Boccaletti was briefly a lead author of the fifth Assessment Report of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and has contributed to the idea’s platform published by the Edge Foundation, Inc. He was featured in the PBS series “H2O: The Molecule that Made Us”. His book “Water: A Biography”, a history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization, is published by Pantheon Books.
Water: A Biography – 2021