In Resilience Reflections we ask some of our contributors what it is that inspires their work, and what keeps them going.
Sandra Postel directs the independent Global Water Policy Project, and lectures, writes and consults on global water issues. In 2010 she was appointed Freshwater Fellow of the National Geographic Society, where she serves as lead water expert for the Society’s freshwater efforts. Sandra is co-creator of Change the Course, the national freshwater conservation and restoration campaign being pioneered by National Geographic and its partners. We asked Sandra what inspires her and keeps her going.
“Big change takes time. You’ll never feel like you’re doing enough. Don’t forget to enjoy the world, even as you’re trying to change it for the better.”
Sandra with wetlands ecologist Osvel Hinojosa Huerta in the delta last year. Photo by Cheryl Zook/National Geographic
“The adaptability of nature and its myriad life forms gives me hope.”