Fred Pearce is journalist specialized in the environment and development. He was born in the United Kingdom and studied geography in the University of Cambridge. His latest book is When the Rivers Run Dry: Water-The Defining Crisis of the Twenty-First Century. He also wrote fourteen other works, translated into French, German, Japanese, Spanish, Norwegian and Portuguese. Fred Pearce writes for New Scientist, the Boston Globe and The Ecologist and participated in the redaction of reports for WWF, the Red Cross, the United Nations Environment Program –UNEP, UNESCO and the World Bank. He received the British Environment and Media Award which rewards the “Environment Journalist of the Year” in 2001 as well as the Peter Kent Conservation Book Award.