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Bob Sandford

Chair, Water & Climate Security, United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment & Health

Bob Sandford holds a Chair in Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health.

Bob Sandford

 

In his work Bob is committed to translating scientific research outcomes into language decision-makers can use to craft timely and meaningful public policy and to bringing international example to bear on local water issues.

Bob is also senior advisor on water issues for the Interaction Council, a global public policy forum composed of more than thirty former Heads of State including Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien, U.S. President Bill Clinton and the former Prime Minister of Norway, Gro Brundtland. Bob is also a Fellow of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan and a member of Canada’s Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW), a national water policy research group centred in Toronto. Bob is also the author, co-author or editor of more than thirty books one of which Our Vanishing Glaciers: The Snows of Yesteryear and the Future Climate of the Mountain West recently won the prestigious $10,000 Lane Anderson Award for the best science writing in Canada in 2017.