Sonaar Luthra is a world-renowned water consultant and a senior TED fellow. As the CEO/founder of Water Canary, he forecasts water and climate risks, drawing on a deep understanding of how essential models, institutions and markets are struggling to adapt to rapid transformations in our planet’s water cycle. He has practical expertise covering every area that water intersects, from energy, agriculture, science, technology, operations, manufacturing, logistics, quality assurance, and data systems to law, policy, regulatory compliance, finance, taxation, insurance and risk management.
Sonaar studied at Bowdoin College, Oxford and NYU. He was recognized as a speaker and specialist in water quality and climate change by the Obama State Department, he is an ambassador for the Fight Forever Chemicals campaign run by Participant Media and the film Dark Waters, and his work has been featured in TED, WIRED, Maven's Notebook, the BBC, the CBC, Al-Jazeera, the Architectural Review and the Obama White House Water Summit's Commitments to Action on Building a Sustainable Water Future.