Giulio Boccaletti on How Water Shapes Society
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In this episode of Keen On, Andrew is joined by Giulio Boccaletti, the author of Water: A Biography, to discuss the history of how the distribution of water has shaped human civilization.
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Giulio Boccaletti’s work has been at the intersection of geophysical and ecological science, public policy, and business strategy for the past 20 years. Water security and our relationship with Earth’s climate are particular interests of his. Boccaletti started out as a scientist, working on climate dynamics and physical oceanography at Bologna University, Princeton University, where he was a NASA Earth Systems Science Fellow, and MIT. He then went into business, working for global consultancy McKinsey & Company, where he ultimately became a partner, one of the leaders of its Sustainability and Resource Productivity practice, and the co-founder of its Water practice.