Peter Rogers has served as Gordon McKay Profes¬sor of Environmental Engineering at Harvard University, since 1974 and became emeritus in 2012. He was a member of the Center for Population Studies, Harvard University, from 1966 to 1996; and member of the Harvard Univer¬sity Center for the Environment (HUCE), since 2000. He is currently a Gordon McKay Research Professor at Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.
Professor Rogers has a wide range of research interests, including the con¬sequences of population on natural resources development; improved methods for managing natural resources and the environment; the development of robust indices of environmental quality and sustainable development; conflict resolution in international river basins; the impacts of global change on water resources; and transportation and environment with an emphasis on Asian cities. He has carried out extensive field and model studies on population, water and energy resources, and environmental problems in Costa Rica, Pakistan, India, China, the Philippines, Bangladesh, and to a lesser extent, in 25 other countries.
He is co-author with Susan Leal of a book entitled Running Out of Water, published by Palgrave/Macmillan, 2010. Recent other books include An Introduction to Sustainable Development (with K. F. Jalal and J. A. Boyd), Earthscan, 2008, Water Crisis: Myth or Reality (with M. R. Llamas and L. Martinez-Contina), Taylor & Francis, 2006, and served as editor for, Treatise on Water: Vol 1, Water Resources, Elsevier Publishing House, 2012.
Professor Rogers is Senior Advisor to the Global Water Partner¬ship; International Advisory Panel of Nebraska’s Water for Food Institute: recipient of Guggen¬heim, Twentieth Century, Wenner-Gren, and Maass-White Fellowships, and the Warren A. Hall Medal of the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR); member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers (AAEE) and the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE); life member of the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers; and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He received the 2010 Julian Hinds Award from the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of the American Society of Civil Engineers.