Alex Bell Keynote Speaker

  • Global expert on water stress and its consequences
  • Author, "Peak Water" (2009)
  • Advisor to Scottish First Minister, Alex Salmond

Alex Bell's Biography

Alex Bell is a thought-leading author, commentator and consultant on the future geopolitical, economic and social impact of water shortages. He argues that booming global populations and thirsty habits will lead to a crisis in the world’s water supply, with huge implications for our politics, our health, the way we plan cities, develop technology and do business.

In 2009, Alex published “Peak Water: Civilisation and the World’s Water Crisis”, the first book to link the history of civilisation with the control of water. The book tells the story of water from a global perspective in order to drive home the seriousness of the issue, and the need for a debate on the solutions. He was subsequently hired by the Scottish Government to develop a world-leading water policy, which looked upon water both as a necessity and a potential economic asset.

From 2010 to 2013, Alex was Head of Policy and Constitution to Alex Salmond in the Scottish Government. In 2014, Alex wrote “The People We Could Be”, which looked at what the Scottish Referendum meant for western democratic politics.

Alex was the Co-founding Director of Ltd. from 2002 to 2007, an information and networking hub for media professionals. It was the first of its kind in Scotland and remains the market leader. Alex has also worked as a journalist for the BBC, The Observer and The Herald.

Read More

Videos of Alex Bell

Peak Water (2009)
Peak Water (2009)

Check Alex Bell's speaking fees and availability

    Sending your message…

    Please wait, this can take a moment

    Message sent…


    Please provide your details and we’ll get in touch as soon as possible.

    We can only respond to requests for professional speaking engagements. We are unable to respond to requests for autographs, shoutouts and personalized messages.

    Discover other speakers

    Dr Nerina Ramlakhan
    Nerina Ramlakhan Speaker
    Nerina Ramlakhan
    Acclaimed author and expert on Well-Being, Sleep and Personal Productivity
    Alanna Shaikh Speaker
    Alanna Shaikh
    Global Health and Biosecurity Expert
    Matt Ridley Speaker
    Matt Ridley
    Best-selling Author, "The Rational Optimist"
    Ann Romney Speaker
    Ann Romney
    Best-selling Author & Former First Lady of Massachusetts
    Jeremy Hunt Speaker
    Jeremy Hunt
    Former Chancellor of the Exchequer (2022-2024)
    Ilaria Capua Speaker
    Ilaria Capua
    Director, One Health Center of Excellence, University of Florida - USA
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali Speaker
    Ayaan Hirsi Ali
    Research fellow at the Hoover Institution & Founder of the AHA Foundation
    Jane Metcalfe Speaker
    Jane Metcalfe
    Founder and CEO, NEO.LIFE
    Jeffrey Hollender Speaker
    Jeffrey Hollender
    Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability Expert