Your Water Footprint Author’s Upcoming Appearances

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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.

A bit of 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.

%22your water footprint%22 reviewsIn 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.

Last year (2105) I gave more than 20 talks about Your Water FootprintThe Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource.

 For more info please use this contact form.

“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 Appearances

[last updated on 05 Jan 2016.  Please check back for updates]


Thursday Feb 18, Oakville, Ontario 

Canadian Club of Halton Peel, Guest Speaker, Oakville Conference Centre


Thursday Oct 1, Pullman, Washington
2015 Palouse Basin Water Summit – Keynote Speaker

Monday Sept 21, Victoria, B.C.

Walrus Talks Water; THE BELFRY THEATRE, 1291 GLADSTONE AVE. 7pm  
Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society


Wed July 22, Toronto – 7 pm  North York Central Library

Sat July 4, Toronto 9:30 am and 11:30 am Ribbon at the Lower Don Festival celebrating the PAN AM Games   Evergreen Brick Works Farmer’s Market – 550 Bayview Avenue (Mud Creek Terrace venue)

Thursday, June 25, Toronto –  6:00 pm – Blue Drinks – Madison Avenue Pub, 14 Madison Ave

Monday June 15, Toronto – 7 pm

Why Should I Care?  Taking Water for Granted  –  Wind Up Bird at 382 College St.

Monday June 15, Oshawa, Ont  – Durham EcoSchool Teachers workshop 1 – 3pm

Monday May 25, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Walrus Talks Water; Spatz Theatre 7pm

Eighty minutes of lively, thought-provoking ideas about the impact, use, and health of water in Canadian and global society

Tues April 28, 7-9 pm Whitby, Ontario

Whitby Public Library talk and book signing

Saturday and Sunday March 21 & 22 Toronto, Ontario
Evergreen Brickworks (an amazing place)
Saturday, March 21 | 11am to 1 pm  Urban Watershed Festival  Meet the Author and Book Signing

Sunday March 22 | 1130 am | BMO Atrium
How to Reduce Your Water Footprint: Talk with environment journalist and author Stephen Leahy

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 6:30-9:00PM Ajax, Ontario
WaterCity 2040 Workshop 
McLean Community Centre, Community Room 1
95 Magill Dr, Ajax, ON

February 8-24, 2015 California

Los Angles Area
MUSE talks – Feb 11, 6 to 8 pm Calabasas

Nov-Dec 2014
Various Ontario area schools and libraries

Dec 10, 2014 Ottawa
Celebrating Human Rights Day -Co-sponsored by Council of Canadians
Brief talk and book signing
7:00  – 9:00 pm
Octopus Books Centretown, 251 Bank St., 2nd Floor, Ottawa

Wednesday Nov 26, 2014
Society of Environmental Journalists/Canadian Science Writers
Short talk, book signing, social event
730 – 930pm
The Caledonian on College, just west of Ossington.

Thursday Nov 13 2014
Oshawa, Ontario
Talk at free “Water for Life” event:  includes refreshments, screening of wonderful documentary “Watermark” and book signing
645 to 930 pm
Regent Theatre, King St Oshawa

Saturday Nov 8th 2014
Uxbridge, Ontario
Book Launch and Signing
1-4 pm
Blue Heron Books – Canada’s best independent bookstore
62 Brock St W, Uxbridge


October 20-26, 2014
Copenhagen, Denmark
Sustainability Science Conference

October 12-19, 2014
Berlin and Bonn, Germany
Energy and Climate tour: UN Climate Talks

2 thoughts on “Your Water Footprint Author’s Upcoming Appearances

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