Cynthia Barnett

cynthia-barnett-photoCYNTHIA BARNETT is an award-winning environmental journalist who has reported on water from the Suwannee River to Singapore. Her latest book is Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, long listed for the National Book Award and a finalist for the 2016 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award. Ms. Barnett is also the author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, which articulates a water ethic for America. Blue Revolution was named by The Boston Globe as one of the top 10 science books of 2011. Her first book, Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S., won the gold medal for best nonfiction in the Florida Book Awards and was named by The St. Petersburg Times as one of the top 10 books that every Floridian should read. Ms. Barnett has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Discover magazine, Salon, Politico, Orion, Ensia and many other publications. Ms. Barnett will discuss the “new water ethic” and how art has informed it.

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