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Fred Pearce

When the Rivers Run Dry, 2006

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Fred Pearce (born 1951) is a British journalist, author and environmental consultant. Pearce consults to New Scientist magazine and his fortnightly environment blog, 'Footprint' appears on its website. He is a regular contributor to the Daily Telegraph, the Independent, Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement and Country Living. He has also written for several US publications including Foreign Policy, Audubon magazine, Seed, Popular Science and Time. He has also wititten a wide range of books on environment and development issues published in both the UK and US.  His books have been translated into ten languages including French, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish.

Pearce is a regular broadcaster and international speaker on environmental issues, and has given public presentations on all six continents in the past two years. Among his engagements have been the Edinburgh, Hay and Salisbury Book Festivals, the Ottawa and Melbourne International Writers Festivals, the Brisbane River Symposium in 2006, Yale and Cambridge Universities, a speaking tour for the British Council in India, and presentations to business and financial groups, such as AngloAmerican in South Africa, Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong and UBS in London.

Pearce has also written reports and extended journalism for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank, the European Environment Agency and the UK Environment Agency. He is a trustee of the Integrated Water Resources International.

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Fred Pearce: Part 1, The Issue of Water and Water Wars

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about the issue of water and water wars with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Fred Pearce: Part 2, The Scale of the Water Crisis

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about the scale of the water crisis with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Fred Pearce: Part 3, Water Scarcity and Climate Change

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about water scarcity and climate change with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Fred Pearce: Part 4, Water Policy and Economics

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about water policy and economics with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Fred Pearce: Part 5, Business and Water Management

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about business and water management with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

Fred Pearce: Part 7, Water Solutions

In this video, Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry (2006), one of the most influential books on sustainability, talks about water solutions with Senior Associate Wayne Visser, on 2 July 2008. The interview was part of the Cambridge Top 50 Sustainability Books Project.

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