Brent Boehlert, Ph.D. specializes in water resources engineering and economics, with a focus on climate change and natural resources valuation. He has extensive experience analyzing the effects of changes in natural resources availability and allocation, climate change impacts and adaptation responses, and the economic impacts of environmental regulations. Brent has led more than 30 projects in over 15 countries, and has served as an advisor to the Ugandan Government on strategic infrastructure planning and to the Zimbabwean Government on their Water Master Plan. His other clients include the World Bank, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S. Department of Interior, Bonneville Power Authority, U.S. Department of Justice, Tennessee Valley Authority, various state agencies, and clients in the private sector.
He has published peer-reviewed articles in journals such as Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Water Resources Research, Environmental Research Letters, Journal of Climate, and Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society, and has served as reviewer for several journals, including Climatic Change and Applied Energy.
Brent holds an A.B. in Engineering from Dartmouth College, an M.S. in Natural Resource Economics from Oregon State University, and a Ph.D. in Water Resources Engineering from Tufts University. Prior to attending graduate school, he worked as an engineer with an environmental consulting firm and as a hydrology intern with the U.S. Geological Survey. From 2021-2022 he was a Visiting Scholar at the Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and from 2015-2018, he was a Research Affiliate at the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change, also at MIT.