About Me

Laura Turley is a sustainable development professional with a decade of experience working on public policy reform. Starting her independent practice in 2015, she has collaborated with the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD), the Smith School of Enterprise and the Environment (SSEE), the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) 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 across all sectors of the economy.

Laura also has extensive experience with the reform of economic law and policies for sustainable development, through her ongoing work as an Associate with IISD.

Currently pursuing a PhD at the University of Geneva on water allocation, she holds a MSc from the University of Oxford in Water Science, Management and Policy and a B.A. from McGill University in International Development Studies.

A passionate outdoor educator, Laura is also offers experiential education programs. Feel free to get in touch to learn more!