As a serial entrepreneur, water activist and a New York Times bestselling author, Mr. Siegel is a campaigner for change in water policy in the U.S. and around the world. He has been recognized for his thought leadership and advocacy on water scarcity and quality concerns. He is a Senior Fellow at the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Water Policy and his commentary has appeared in many leading publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He has spoken about water issues in Congress, the United Nations, the World Bank, Davos, Google’s headquarters, as well as dozens of universities, including Harvard, Yale and Princeton. He is the author of the award-winning, international bestseller “Let There Be Water: Israel’s Solution for a Water-Starved World”. The book has won praise from Tony Blair, Michael Bloomberg, Shimon Peres, and Robert F. Kennedy, among other global figures.
Trained as a lawyer, Mr. Siegel left the law after six years to pursue a business career. The company he co-founded became a worldwide enterprise representing such global brands as Harley-Davidson, AT&T and Coca-Cola, finally being sold to Ford Motor Company. Seth has since devoted the bulk of his energies to community service, while helping to incubate companies in financial services, real estate brokerage and digital entertainment.