Emeritus Professor, School of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Here at Cornell Pete Loucks is on the faculty of the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Institute for Public Affairs. His ‘thing’ is modelling environmental,public, and water resource systems. In another life he flew Navy airplanes and worked as a forester in Vermont and on the West Coast.Then he came here to get re-educated and stayed. Part of his benefits of being here are being able to walk to and from his job and engage in a game of squash or tennis each day. Obviously another of his benefits is being associated with HILC! When on leaves from Cornell he has spent some time as an economist at the World Bank,and teaching and doing research in Australia, Austria, Germany and in The Netherlands as well as at the Universities of Colorado and Texas, Harvard, Yale, and MIT. He has been a consultant to private and government agencies and various organizations of the United Nations, and NATO, involved in regional water resources development planning in Asia, Australia, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America. He currently serves on the Governing Board of the Natural Heritage Institute, a law firm specializing in ecosystem restoration. That firm has him working on mitigating the adverse impacts of hydropower projects in Ghana and in the Lower Mekong Basin in South East Asia.