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Thursday, October 17 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Water in Words and Art with Obi Kaufmann

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Bestselling author of California Field Atlas, Obi Kaufmann turns his artful attention to the Golden State’s single most complex and controversial resource: water. In this new book, full-color maps unravel the braided knot of California’s water infrastructure and ecosystems, exposing a history of unlimited growth in spite of finite natural resources—a history that has led to its current precarious circumstances. Offering nine perspectives to illustrate the most pressing challenges facing California’s water infrastructure, Kaufmann reveals inspiring solutions to how water in the West can continue to support agriculture, municipalities, and the environment. FREE

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Obi Kaufmann

Growing up in the East Bay as the son of an astrophysicist and a psychologist, Obi Kaufmann spent most of high school practicing calculus and breaking away on weekends to scramble around Mount Diablo and map its creeks, oak forests, and sage mazes. Into adulthood, he would regularly... Read More →

Thursday October 17, 2019 12:30pm - 1:30pm PDT
Mechanics' Institute Library