Water Resource Expert & Professor
Robert Glennon is Regents’ Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy in the Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona.
Glennon is the author of the highly-acclaimed 2002 book Water Follies: Groundwater Pumping and the Fate of America’s Fresh Waters. His latest book, Unquenchable: America’s Water Crisis and What To Do About It, was published in April 2009. Glennon has been a guest on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Talk of the Nation with Neal Conan, The Diane Rehm Show, C-SPAN2’s Book TV, and numerous National Public Radio shows. He has been a commentator for American Public Media’s Marketplace. He is featured in the recent documentary, Last Call at the Oasis.
Glennon’s other writings include pieces in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Arizona Republic, and The Wall Street Journal. He is also a blogger for the Huffington Post and for National Geographic’s Water Currents.
Glennon has received two National Science Foundation grants and has served as an advisor to governments, law firms, corporations, and NGOs on water law and policy. He is also a regular commentator and analyst for various television and radio programs and for the print media.
His speaking schedule has taken him to more than 30 states and to Switzerland, Canada, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, and Saudi Arabia.
In 2010, the Society of Environmental Journalists bestowed on Unquenchable a Rachel Carson Book Award for Reporting on the Environment, and Trout Magazine gave it an Honorable Mention in its list of Must-Have Books ever published on the environment.
Glennon received a J.D. from Boston College Law School and an M.A. and Ph.D. in American History from Brandeis University. He is a member of the bars of Arizona and Massachusetts.