Keynote speaker Stephen Leahy, author of
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Stephen is an experienced communicator, award-winning journalist and author of the critcally-acclaimed book Your Water Footprint.
In the midst of a successful corporate career Stephen changed direction to pursue his twin passions for writing and the environment. He has written more than 2000 articles on science and environmental topics around the world for National Geographic, New Scientist, The London Sunday Times, The Guardian, Vice Magazine, Al Jazeera, Maclean’s Magazine, Earth Island Journal, DeSmog Canada, The Toronto Star, Wired News, China Dialogue, Mo Magazine (Europe), TerraGreen (India), and Common Dreams.
In 2012 he was awarded the prestigious Prince Albert/United Nations Global Prize for Climate Change and Environment Reporting.
In late 2014 Stephens first book was published: Your Water Footprint: The Shocking Facts Behind Our Thirst for Earth’s Most Precious Resource. Reviewers have called the book “brilliant and shocking” and “exceptionally lucid.”
Stephen has given talks at conferences, symposiums, university seminars, schools and other events in many countries.