On the island of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, rainfall is heavy in the early months of the year, but nearly nonexistent during the second half. The island lacks the infrastructre to store water throughout the year, as reservoirs often leak and dry out Now, residents encourage other to respect the water sources and use the water responsibly. Keep reading
U.S. Fulbright FellowContributor
Matt Gray is a U.S. Fulbright Fellow currently researching climate change impacts and adaptation in Mauritius. Prior to receiving this grant, he served four years with the US Department of Energy\'s (DOE) Federal Energy Management Program, the first two years as a Presidential Management Fellow. At DOE he worked largely on green building and climate change, serving as Chair of the Interagency Sustainability Working Group to make green building standard practice throughout the Federal government. He led development of the Guidance on Federal Greenhouse Gas Accounting and Reporting, a document released by the White House Council on Environmental Quality to establish Government-wide requirements for measuring and reporting greenhouse gas emissions associated with Federal agency operations.
Prior to joining DOE, Matt worked in energy management consulting, ecological water purification and for conservation organizations. He has bachelor degrees in Industrial Engineering and Anthropology from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters in Public Administration in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.