David Groenfeldt

Water-Culture Institute


David Groenfeldt is director, Water-Culture Institute, and adjunct professor of anthropology at University of New Mexico. His work focuses on the cultural values implicit in water policies and practices. Groenfeldt is the author of: Water Ethics: A Values Approach to Solving the Water Crisis, 2nd Edition (2019) and co-editor of Global Water Ethics: Towards a Global Ethics Charter (2017).

Featured Work

Elephant Butte Dam on the Rio Grande, central New Mexico (with low water level) CREDIT: David Groenfeldt

MAR 21, 2019 Article

On World Water Day: Think Globally, Act Ethically

"On this World Water Day (March 22) we urgently need a campaign to disrupt global complacency about protecting the planet's water. We adults, who are in ...