Sponsored by Friends of the California Archives
Please join us as author Tim Stroshane discusses his research into California's convoluted water history. Stroshane's book, Drought, Water Law, and the Origins of California's Central Valley Project, is an account of how water rights were designed as a key part of the state's largest public water system, the Central Valley Project. Stroshane tells how drought and legal conflict shaped statewide economic development and how the grand bargain of a San Joaquin River water exchange was struck from this monopoly legacy, setting the stage for future water wars. His analysis will appeal to readers interested in environmental studies and public policy.
When: Thursday, May 18,
from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm
Please plan to arrive by 5:00.
The presentation starts at 5:15 pm at which time the front doors will be closed.
Where: California State Archives
1020 "O" Street, 4th Floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
The author will have a limited supply of books at the event available for purchase!
Tim Stroshane received his MA in city planning from the University of California, Berkeley. An independent scholar who has studied the water, economy, and environment of California since 1980, he has worked professionally in environmental consult-ing, for the city of Berkeley in housing economics and policy, and most recently with environmental non-profit organizations focused on California and its Bay-Delta Estuary.
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