Water Works

I also teach and conduct research on water politics and policy in the American southwest, and California in particular.


NEW! I am currently working on a new book titled Water Politics: The Fragmentation of American Western Water Policy to be published in late 2023 by Routledge.

Getting Water Infrastructure Governance Right: Recommendations Regarding the Organization and Process of Regional Public Agency Governance. California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno, 2020.

“Water and Agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley” with Amber S. Crowell and Thomas Esqueda. Central California Business Review, February, 2020.

Funding a Future for Water in the San Joaquin Valley: A Literature Review of Public Funding for Water Infrastructure.  California Water Institute, California State University, Fresno, 2019.

I was the lead researcher in organizing and conducting interviews for the Oral History of Water Archive at Fresno State’s Henry Madden Library.  You can link to the archive here and watch the 50 oral history interviews.

I also had the wonderful opportunity to work with the award winning photographer Randi Lynn Beach and award winning poet Yiyun Li on the book Westlands: A Water Story regarding the effects of drought on agriculture, agricultural workers, and small communities in California’s San Joaquin Valley.  There is also a short documentary you can see here.

Water picture