David B. Brooks

Dr. David B. Brooks, who was educated in geology and economics, has recently retired after 14 years with the International Development Research Centre. He now advises several Canadian Non-Governmental Organizations, including Fresh Water for Friends of the Earth - Canada, the International Institute for Sustainable Development, and the POLIS Project for Ecological Governance (University of Victoria). Among past positions, he was founding director of the Canada's Office of Energy Conservation, director of the Ottawa Office of Energy Probe, and a principal with the firm of Marbek Resource Consultants Ltd. Dr. Brooks has been elected to The International Water Academy, based in Oslo, Norway.