Laura Turley is a sustainable development professional with almost a decade of experience working on public policy reform. Starting her independent practice in 2015, her clients have included the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), McMaster University, and several online magazines and blogs.
Her interests and expertise lie in freshwater governance, and the equitable allocation of this precious resource. This passion takes her into the design of institutions, laws, financing structures and communications strategies that support transformational dialogue between upstream and downstream users.
Laura also has extensive experience with the reform of economic policies for sustainable consumption and production (SCP), and the financing and business models therein, having worked as a procurement and public-private partnership specialist at IISD for some years.
She holds a MSc with Distinction from the University of Oxford in Water Science, Management and Policy and a First Class Honours B.A. from McGill University in International Development Studies.
A passionate outdoor educator and leadership facilitator, Laura is currently designing an experiential education program in river basins for youth and for corporate teams.