As an award-winning journalist and author of “Your Water Footprint”, winner of Best Science Book for the General Public, I’ve given dozens of talks and presentations on environmental issues including water, climate, energy, biodiversity and more.
My back story:
In the midst of a successful corporate career I changed direction to pursue my growing interest in writing, science, conservation and the environment. Over the past 20+ years I’ve written more than 2000 articles on science and environmental topics around the world for National Geographic, the Guardian, New Scientist, IPS, and many more.
For some of this work I was fortunate enough to receive the prestigious Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change and Environment Reporting.
In late 2014 my first book was published: Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource. Reviewers called the book “brilliant and shocking” and “exceptionally lucid”. And then it won the award for best science book in Canada.
I’ve done presentations for all ages and backgrounds including kindergarten kids and scientists in California, journalists in South Africa, public officials in Spain, general public in Idaho, teachers and business executives in Toronto.
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“The Walrus Talks brings Canada’s brightest minds to theatres across the country to talk about the biggest issues facing our country. Stephen Leahy has been a welcome addition to the series, and a favourite of our audiences. He’s able to make complex issues seem simple without taking anything away from the urgency and importance of his message. This quality makes his presentations guaranteed
– David Leonard, Director of Events, the Walrus Foundation
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Selected Previous Appearances
Canadian Club of Halton Peel — Oakville Conference Centre
Keynote Speaker 2015 Palouse Basin Water Summit – Pullman, Washington
MUSE talks – Calabasas, California
Walrus Talks Water — Victoria, B.C.
Durham EcoSchool Teachers workshop
Walrus Talks Water -Halifax, Nova Scotia
Urban Watershed Festival — Toronto
“Water for Life” – Oshawa, Ontario
H2Awesome — 900 Grade 8 Students – Guelph High Schools
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