Peter Colohan is the director of the Internet of Water Initiative at the Lincoln Institute’s Center for Geospatial Solutions. Following nearly a decade of federal service with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Peter came to the Lincoln Institute from Duke University, where he collaborated with a team of experts to create the Internet of Water. During his federal service, Peter served as a social scientist in NOAA’s Office of Water Prediction and as senior advisor to NOAA Chief Scientist Dr. Richard Spinrad. He also served as a member of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy staff for four years under President Barack Obama, including two years as an assistant director in the Environment and Energy Division, and later served as a federal coordinating lead author for the Water Chapter of the Fourth National Climate Assessment, published in November 2018. Prior to his federal service, Peter served as the executive officer of the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) in Geneva, Switzerland, an intergovernmental body dedicated to the global exchange of environmental data and information. Peter is an expert in international affairs, network governance, and building agreements that cross agencies, jurisdictions, boundaries, and sectors. He holds degrees from American University and the College of William and Mary in Virginia.