Russell Sticklor

Russell Sticklor

Communications Manager
Project Drawdown
International Contributors Editorial Board Focus: Co-Editor

Communications specialist, content creator, and podcast producer focused on climate, water, and sustainable development.

Over the years I have worked with the International Water Management Institute, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Environmental Change and Security Program, and the Stimson Center Environmental Security Program, among others. As a journalist, I have reported on climate change, water security, population growth, and food security for publications and outlets including World Politics Review, National Interest, Outdoor America, Muslim Science, Christian Science Monitor, Diplomat, New Security Beat, Climatelinks, National Public Radio affiliate WABE 90.1 FM (Atlanta, Georgia), and World Almanac Education Group.

Producer and host of USAID’s “Global Waters Radio” 27-episode podcast series (2015-2021), with listeners in 120 countries; co-author of “Water and Conflict: A Toolkit for Programming” (USAID, 2014); co-editor of “Connecting the Drops: An Indus Basin Roadmap for Cross-Border Water Research, Data Sharing, and Policy Coordination” (Indus Basin Working Group, 2013); co-editor of “Backdraft: The Conflict Potential of Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation” (Wilson Center, 2013); co-author of “Water Challenges and Cooperative Research in the Middle East and North Africa” (Brookings, 2012); producer and host of “Pop Audio” podcast series (Wilson Center, 2010-11); producer and host of “Earth Tones” podcast series (WMLB-AM, 2007-09). As an audio production specialist, I have also created original soundtracks for video projects for the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities and the U.S. Department of State’s “Art in Embassies” series, and led audio production workshops for Balkan youth while serving as a U.S. Cultural Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro (U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs | University of North Carolina | Next Level, 2014).

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