Allan Casey

Allan Casey

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Allan Casey is a journalist and author who writes about lakes and water issues. His book Lakeland: Ballad of a Freshwater Country won the 2010 Governor General’s Award for non-fiction. A mix of ecology, travel, memoir and natural history, Lakeland explores the role of lakes in the lives of Canadians, whose country is home to over sixty percent of the world’s lakes. His environmental reporting on water has earned many awards, including a 2011 National Magazine Award for a story on the future of the South Saskatchewan River. He received the inaugural Science Journalism Award from the University of British Columbia Graduate School of Journalism for a story about the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg. A regular contributor to Canadian Geographic magazine, he has received expedition research grant support from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society.

When he is not writing about lakes and rivers, he is out on the water. Allan is a boat builder, life-long paddler and lake sailor. He lives in Saskatoon, and feels most at home in the lake country of Northern Saskatchewan.