How To Deal With (A) Very Bad California Water Situation

August 6, 2021 12:00 pm
Mark Arax

Award-Winning Journalist & Author

Mark Arax is one of the foremost authorities on California’s water. Two of his most recognized works about water are The King Of California: J.G. Boswell and the Making of A Secret American Empire, and most recently The Dreamt Land. Both these books deal with water and agriculture in California and do not shy away from any controversy. Mark’s strength in telling the story of California water comes from deep and unbiased reporting. He sees the situation for what it is and this helps him find solutions.

The Dreamt Land weaves reportage, history, and memoir to confront the “Golden State” myth in riveting fashion. No other chronicler of the West has so profoundly delved into the empires of agriculture that drink so much of the water. The nation’s most prominent farmers—the nut king, grape king, and citrus queen—tell their story here for the first time.

We are fortunate to be joined by Mark for an in-depth conversation about California water. We will explore the current water situation in California and possible changes needed to ensure success for California agriculture. 

We look forward to you joining us for this discussion, and we will be giving away free copies of his books for the best questions during the webinar.

You can check out Mark’s books here –


Mark Arax

Author & Journalist

MARK ARAX is an author and journalist whose writings on California and the West have received numerous awards for literary nonfiction. A former staffer at the Los Angeles Times, his work has appeared in The New York Times and the California Sunday Magazine. His books include a memoir of his father’s murder, a collection of essays about the West, and the best-selling The King of California, which won a California Book Award, the William Saroyan Prize from Stanford University, and was named a top book of 2004 by the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He lives in Fresno, California.

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