About the Author
Charles R. Goldman, Distinguished Professor of Limnology in the Department of Environmental Science and Policy, has been with the University of California, Davis, since 1958. He developed the first courses in limnology and oceanography at UC Davis, served as Chair of the Division of Environmental Studies from 1988-1992, and was founding Director of the Institute of Ecology, serving from 1966-1969 and again in 1990-92. In 1973-74, he was elected Vice President of the Ecological Society of America, and accepted a Fulbright Distinguished Professorship to Yugoslavia in 1985. He was awarded the Vollenweider Lectureship in Canada in 1989, the Chevron Conservation Award and Culver Man-of-the Year in 1991, the Earle A. Chiles Award in 1992, the UC Davis Distinguished Public Service & Research Lecturer awards in 1993, the inaugural UC Davis Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Award in 2002, the Nevada Medal and UC Davis Distinguished Professor in 2003, and the American Society of Limnology and Oceanography's Alfred Redfield Lifetime Achievement Award in 2004. He was elected Vice President of the International Society of Limnology (SIL) for 1992-98, presented the prestigious Baldi Lecture at the triennial SIL Congress in Ireland in August 1998, and currently serves as an elected national representative to the world body. He was appointed the inaugural President of the World Water and Climate Network in 2003. Professor Goldman's career work has been honored with a most prestigious award: the 1998 Albert Einstein World Award of Science, presented at a formal international ceremony held in New Zealand. The Einstein Award, bestowed annually to a single individual by a council of eminent scientists that includes 25 Nobel laureates, recognizes those who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements that have advanced scientific understanding and benefited humanity. He became Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Tahoe Baikal Institute in 2009.
Dr. Michio Kumagai, Secretary General of World Water and Climate Network, Director of Environmental Information, Lake Biwa Environmental Research Institute.
Dr Richard D. Robarts, Director, UNEP GEMS/Water Programme.