Sandra Postel directs the independent Global Water Policy Project, and lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010 she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where she serves as the Society’s lead water expert. Sandra is co-creator of Change the Course, the national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign being pioneered by National Geographic and its partners and piloted in the Colorado River Basin. Sandra is the author of several acclaimed books, including the award-winning Last Oasis, which appears in eight languages and was the basis for a PBS documentary. She has authored more than one hundred articles for popular and scholarly publications, from Science and Natural History to Foreign Policy and Ecological Applications. The recipient of several honorary degrees, Sandra has also been named a Pew Scholar in Conservation and the Environment and one of the Scientific American 50.