Jerome Delli Priscoli
Engineers, academics, administrators and environmentalists share significant interests far beyond their familiar adversarial positions. For 25 years, Dr. Delli Priscoli has been at the forefront of translating these shared interests into national and international public policy. He is a principle advocate of the U.S. Corps of Engineers transformation toward open administration and advocacy of environmental ethics. He has been a pivotal actor in most of the major world water forums and in the creation of several critical world water partnerships of the last decade. Dr. Delli Priscoli is a skilled mediator and facilitator who practices throughout the world. He is recognized as a world leader in conflict management, water resources and security. His lectures and training courses are highly acclaimed and are used in most US Federal Resource agencies and many International Organizations.
Dr. Delli Priscoli is a senior advisor at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Institute for Water Resources and is the Corps senior advisor on international water issues. Over the past 28 years, he has directed the Corps research, training and field assistance programs on: Social Assessment techniques, Public Participation, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). Dr. Delli Priscoli recently facilitated the US National Water Policy dialog. In 1999 he facilitated the agreements reached by President Clintonâ€™s American Heritage Rivers Advisory Group. Following this, he facilitated the first meetings for the Rio Grande Heritage rivers program. In 1999, he designed and facilitated the International Joint Commissionâ€™s (IJC) first stakeholder workshops in Northern Minnesota and Maine to create joint international watershed management committees.
Dr. Delli Priscoli was an original member of the US delegation to the Middle East Multilateral Peace Talks on water where he delivered the first talk in that process and helped mediate its first signed agreement. He has been a member of the US delegation to the CSD negotiations at the UN and several other US water and resources related delegations. He has worked extensively with the World Bank, UNESCO, WHO, UNTCD, UNDP, FAO, UNEP, ECLAC, ESCAP, other International Organizations and several Multilateral negotiations concerning water resources on every continent. Dr. Delli Priscoli has completed a book, Water and Civilization, to launch a six -year UNESCO program. He is finishing a second on Conflict Resolution in Water Resources for the same program. For UNDP, Dr Delli Priscoli has recently completed a major report of Water and the Prevention of Humanitarian Emergencies.
Dr. Delli Priscoli designed and facilitated/mediated several of the pivotal International water resources forums of the last decade. These include the (pre-Rio) Dublin Water Conference (which produced the key world consensus on water management - called the Dublin principles); the working sessions of the Noordwijk Conference, (the Worldâ€™s first Ministerial meeting on water), and the process which produced the Global Water Partnership (GWP). He continues as organizational consultant to the GWPâ€™s Presidents and Executive Directors where his work is the blueprint for GWP current reform.
Dr. Delli Priscoli is Editor in Chief of, Water Policy, the official peer reviewed journal of the World Water Council published by Elsevier in Oxford, UK. Dr. Delli Priscoli is the author of over 60 articles, books and training manuals on these topics. His works have been published extensively in several languages.
Dr. Delli Priscoli has been a visiting Professor at Universities throughout the World, including semesters at, Princeton (1980, Dept. of Civil Engineering), Lund, Sweden (1979, Water Resources Program), MIT (1989, School of Archt. & Urban Planning). His courses have consistently been rated among the most popular wherever he has taught. He is currently adjunct Professor in the School of International water resources management at Colorado State. For the past decade, his courses have been the basis for the Water Resources planning courses at West Point.
Dr. Delli Priscoli holds BAs from Tufts University in Economics and Political Science, a Ph.D. from Georgetown University in Political Science along with postgraduate work in theology and philosophy.