Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D.
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Giulio Boccaletti

Chief Strategy Officer & Global Ambassador, Water

London, England

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Biography

Giulio Boccaletti, Ph.D., is the Chief Strategy Officer & Global Ambassador of Water at The Nature Conservancy. Trained as a physicist and atmospheric scientist, Giulio is an expert on environmental and economic sustainability. In his role as Chief Strategy Officer, Giulio works to develop the organization’s strategy and apply economic and scientific practice to its conservation agenda.

Immediately prior to joining the Conservancy, Giulio was a partner at McKinsey and Company, where he founded the firm's Global Water Resource initiative and was one of the leaders of its Sustainability and Resource Productivity Practice. He co-authored the “Charting Our Water Future” report, one of the first to address the question of global water scarcity through multilateral, private-public collaboration defining a cost-curve for investment in water infrastructure.

He is a World Economic Forum ‘Young Global Leader’ and sits on WEF’s Global Futures Council, and has served on the OECD-WWC High Level Panel on Infrastructure Financing for a Water-Secure World.

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What impact is Cape Town's water crisis having on the poor?, Al Jazeera- March 22, 2018

The Dark Lessons of Cape Town's Drought, Rolling Stone - March 2, 2018

A medida que la sequía se agrava en Ciudad del Cabo, los pobres se preocupan por comer, Infobae.com - March 8, 2018

Collaboration will be crucial to resolve sustainability issues, Bdaily -March 27, 2018

72 especies de aves colombianas en peligro de extinción, El Espectador - March 23, 2017

As Cape Town's water runs out, the rich drill wells. The poor worry about eating, Chicago Tribune - February 24, 2018

COMMENT: Water and health management, The Independent - February 1, 2018

Gestión de agua es gestión de salud, La Nación de Costa Rica - January 26, 2018

Une meilleure gestion de l'eau pour une meilleure santé, Médias 24 -January 25, 2018

Une meilleure gestion de l'eau pour une meilleure santé mondiale ?, Les Échos - January 23, 2018

Water management – a crucial health management issue, The Daily Star - January 23, 2018

Water Management Is Health Management, Project Syndicate - January 18, 2018

El 40 % de las cuencas hidrográficas del mundo muestran degradaciones, EFE - January 12, 2017

Cape Town May Be First Major City To Run Out of Water, HowStuffWorks - January 29, 2018

Mexico seeks better way to evaluate impacts of potential hydroelectric projects, HydroWorld - November 16, 2017

Das Grundwasser schwindet - ein Warnruf an den blauen Planeten, Neue Zürcher Zeitung - September 7, 2017

Energía, economía y medio ambiente, Los Tiempos-May 15, 2017

The key to more dams, less damage, Eco-business - May 10, 2017

Energy, Economics, and the Environment, Project Syndicate - May 8, 2017

The Geopolitics of Environmental Challenges, Project Syndicate - March 3, 2017

Salvar el agua costaría US$2 al año por persona, El Espectador - March 22, 2017

River systems a challenge for China, China Daily - Jan 27, 2017

El 40% de las cuencas hidrográficas del mundo están degradadas, La Estrella de Panamá - January 21, 2017

Las fuentes de agua se degradan, El Diario Ecuador - January 16, 2017

Las dos razones por las que las orcas entran a la menopausia, El Espectador - January 13, 2017