Gidon Bromberg is the Co-Founder and Israeli Co-Director of EcoPeace Middle East. Through EcoPeace, Gidon has made an outstanding contribution to environmental sustainability in one of the most challenging environments imaginable. Focusing on sustainable transboundary water management, Gidon has spearheaded successful advocacy campaigns on the Jordan River, the Dead Sea and the water crisis in Gaza. He developed EcoPeace’s flagship "Good Water Neighbors" project, which engages dozens of cross-border communities and has become a model program for conflict areas worldwide (receiving the 2017 GCSP Prize for Innovation in Global Security). Through these programs and campaigns, he has shown Israelis, Palestinians and Jordanians how their national destinies and self-interests are inextricably linked to their shared environment.
Gidon has written extensively on the relationship between water issues and Middle East peace and has presented before the US Congress, European Parliament and UN forums. An attorney by profession, Gidon is an alumni of Monash University Law School in Australia, Washington College of Law at American University and Yale University's World Fellows program. He was chosen by Time Magazine as an ‘Environmental Hero’, is a recipient of the Skoll Award for social entrepreneurship and in 2018 was the recipient of Stanford University’s most prestigious environment prize, the Bright Award.