Paul Faeth

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Paul Faeth "is the President of Global Water Challenge. He leads GWC's mission of universal access to safe drinking water, sanitation, and hygiene education. Faeth helped launch GWC with a diverse coalition of corporations, foundations, and aid organizations. GWC is a unique partnership to build healthy communities and provide sustainable, replicable, and scalable solutions to ensure the availability of clean water and safe sanitation.

"Before joining the GWC in January 2007, Faeth was Executive Vice President and Managing Director of the World Resources Institute for five years. He was responsible for day-to-day operations at WRI, including human resources, finances, strategic planning, and supported external functions, fundraising and public relations.

"Prior to that position, he lead the Economics Program at WRI, where he directed several efforts collaborative work with industry on climate change policies, research on the sustainability of agriculture in the United States, research and implementation work on the application of emissions trading to improve water quality, and an assessment of trade and its impact on the environment. Faeth was WRI's Liaison to the Sustainable Agriculture Task Force of the President's Council on Sustainable Development organized by President Clinton. He directed WRI's effort to help a power company mitigate its carbon dioxide emissions through forestry activities in developing countries, resulting in the first project ever funded with the intention of balancing carbon dioxide emissions.

"Faeth previously worked with the International Institute for Environment and Development and the USDA's Economic Research Service. He holds degrees in Agricultural Engineering from the University of Florida and in Resource Policy from Dartmouth College." [1]

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  1. Paul Faeth, Global Water Challenge, accessed February 19, 2010.