Peter P. Rogers

Peter P. Rogers

  • Gordon McKay Research Professor of Environmental Engineering, Emeritus
  • Faculty Associate, Harvard University Center for the Environment

Profile

Peter Rogers is Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Harvard University. He is a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering and the American Society of Civil Engineers; and is the recipient of the Maass-White Visiting Scholar, Guggenheim and Twentieth Century Fund Fellowships. His research interests include:

  • The consequences of population on natural resources development.

  • Conflict resolution in international river basins.

  • Improved methods for managing natural resources and the environment, with emphasis on the use of analytic optimizing methods to incorporate both the natural phenomena and the engineering controls.

  • Impacts of global change on water resources, and the development of indices of environmental quality and sustainable development.

  • interaction of land use planning and management.

He has carried out extensive field and model studies on population, water and energy resources, and environmental problems in Costa Rica, Pakistan, India, China, the Philippines, Bangladesh and, to a lesser extent, in 25 other countries. Recent work has focused on sustainable development with an emphasis on large cities in Asia.

Contact Information

Office:116 Pierce Hall
Email:rogers@seas.harvard.edu
Office Phone:(617) 495-2025
Assistant:Barbara Sewall
Assistant Office:Pierce Hall 225
Assistant Phone:617/495-2677

Primary Teaching Area

Environmental Science & Engineering

Positions & Employment

  • 1974-present: Gordon McKay Professor of Environmental Engineering, Harvard University;

  • Spring 2011: Visiting Scholar, Global Asia Institute, National University of Singapore;

  • Fall 2010: Visiting Scholar, Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK;

  • Feb. 2007: Visiting Professor, Department of Hydrology and Water Resources, University of Arizona;

  • 1981: Visiting Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India;

  • 1980-88: Professor of City and Regional Planning, Harvard Kennedy School of Government;

  • 1974-80: Professor of City and Regional Planning, Harvard School of Design;

  • 1973: Visiting Professor, Technische Hochschule, Wien, Austria;

  • 1970-74: Associate Professor of Environmental Engineering, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics; and Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning, Harvard School of Design;

  • 1968: Assistant Professor of Environmental Engineering, Division of Engineering and Applied Physics; and Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, Harvard School of Design;

  • 1966-68: Lecturer on Systems Analysis, Department of City and Regional Planning, Harvard School of Design.

 

Other Experience & Professional Membership

  • 2010: Member, Ganges Strategic Basin Assessment Advisory Group of the World Bank;

  • 2009-present: Member, Policy Advisory Committee of the Swedish International Water Institute (SIWI);

  • 2008-09: Member, Research Advisory Group of the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy and Science, Univ. of Dundee, Scotland;

  • 2008-09: Member, Water Study Advisory Panel of the World Bank;

  • 2006-present: Member, Scientific Program Committee, Swedish International Water Institute;

  • 2006-09: Senior Advisor to the Global Water Partnership;

  • 1999-2009: Member, Board of Editors, Water Policy;

  • 1996-2005: Member, Technical Committee of the Global Water Partnership;

  • 1990: Member, U.S. Team to assess causes and consequences of the Aral Sea crisis;

  • 1989: Member, U.S. Team to Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Geneva, Switzerland;

  • 1988-94: Member, Team Leader, State Department/USAID study on U.S. Government's response to the 1988 floods in Bangladesh;

  • 1986: Chairman, Panel on the Environmental Consequences of Large Dams, National Research Council;

  • 1981: Chairman, AAAS Panel on Methodology for Assessing Water Resources and Environmental Impacts for Development Projects.

Honors

  • 2010: Julian Hinds Award from the Environmental Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of ASCE;

  • 2008: Warren A. Hall Medal winner, awarded by the Universities Council on Water Resources (UCOWR);

  • 2007: Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS);

  • 2007: Best Policy-Oriented Paper Award from the American Society of Civil Engineers;

  • 2004: Elected Member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineering (AAEE);

  • 2004: Elected Member of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE);

  • 2003: Werner Gren Foundation Award, Stockholm, Sweden;

  • 2003: Maass-White Fellow, Institute for Water Resources of US Army Corps of Engineers;

 

  • 1990: Elected Associate Fellow, The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS);

  • 1989-95: Senior Associate, Winrock International Institute for Agricultural Development;

  • 1988-91: Twentieth Century Fund Fellowship;

  • 1982: Life Member, Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers;

  • 1973-74: Guggenheim Fellowship;

  • 1965: Elected to Sigma Xi, Harvard Chapter;

  • 1965: Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship in Natural Resources, Resources for the Future;

  • 1962-64: Radley Research Studentship, The Institution of Civil Engineers, London, England;

  • 1962-63: Gordon McKay Teaching Fellowship, Harvard University.