Fred Pearce, author of When the Rivers Run Dry, has been writing about water issues for more than 20 years. A former news editor at New Scientist, he is currently the magazine's environment and development consultant, and he writes regularly for The Independent and the Times High Education Supplement in the UK, and the Boston Globe and Foreign Policy in the US. He is syndicated in Japan and Australia and many other countries. The author of The Dammed - the critically acclaimed examination of the complex environmental consequence of damming the world's rivers - Pearce was voted BEMA Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001 and has been short-listed for the award three times. He is the recipient of the Peter Kent Conservation Book Award and the TES Junior Information Book Award, and his books have been translated into eight languages. He has written reports of the World Wildlife Federation, the UN Environmental Programme, Red Cross, UNESCO, The World Bank and the UK Environment Agency. Pearce is a regular broadcaster on radio and television. He lives in England.

Festivals: 2006 (spring)

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