Friends of the Earth
Dr. David B. Brooks, who was educated in geology and economics, has recently retired after 14 years with the International Development Research Centre. (IDRC is a Canadian crown corporation that supports research on international development proposed and carried out by people in developing countries.) He is now Senior Advisor – Fresh Water for Friends of the Earth – Canada (part-time). 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. His main research interests lie in the linkages between environmental protection, on the one hand, and the use of minerals, energy and water, on the other. Among his books are Zero Energy Growth for Canada (McClelland & Stewart, 1981); Watershed: The Role of Fresh Water in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (IDRC Books, 1994 – co-author); and Water: Local-Level Management (IDRC Books, 2002). He is currently working on a book on water soft path analysis. Dr. Brooks has been elected to The International Water Academy, based in Oslo, Norway.