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Carl Ganter
Director, Circle of Blue; CEO, Vector Center
Risk, Stress, and Scarcity: Water Challenges on a Planet Under Pressure

J. Carl Ganter is co-founder and director of Circle of Blue, the center for frontline reporting, research, and analysis on water resource issues and their relationship to food and energy in a changing climate. Ganter is also CEO of Vector Center, which uses its AI-powered Perception Reality Engine™ to spot water risks trends in real time. Ganter is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster, and photojournalist whose work has appeared in most major magazines, newspapers, and television and radio networks, including Time, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He earned his MSJ in investigative and magazine reporting at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism after graduating with honors from the University’s American Studies Program.

Carl is the past vice chairman of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Water Security, and served as a member of the Forum’s Global Future Council on the Environment and its New Vision for Agriculture and Water initiatives. He has presented or moderated sessions at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Aspen Ideas Festival, Techonomy, DLD, Global Entrepreneurship Summit, Aspen Environment Forum, World Water Week, Fung Global Institute, Concordia Summit, Impact Summit, International Water Summit, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and others. He is a recipient of the Rockefeller Foundation’s Centennial Innovation Award.

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