Not only is Jacques an award-winning author and journalist, he is also an important humanitarian and environmentalist. He has won numerous awards for his nonfiction and has been twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his foreign correspondence (Vietnam and India) in 1972 and ’75, respectively. Jacques tells the story of how he began his career in journalism, and through his foreign correspondence became a champion for human rights and the environment. Jacque is an award winning journalist and author of Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment.   

Watch this eye-opener about the proliferation of dams worldwide and the threats they pose to fresh water ecosystems. Greg Thomas talks about his experience with dams in China and worldwide, and what can be done to protect the downstream freshwater resources.

Dr. Greg Thomas loves his work and cannot imagine doing anything else. Beginning his career as a trial lawyer, he found that he would rather be working in the environmental field and became a staff attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). His years of work as senior staff attorney for NRDC's international program eventually led him to found The Natural Heritage Institute (NHI), a non-governmental organization that provides technical assistance to countries to guide them toward sustainable management of their natural resources.