Speaker Announced for AWE Annual Meeting in Las Vegas

Author Cynthia Barnett

2012-08-09

Cynthia Barnett PhotoAuthor Cynthia Barnett will be the featured speaker at the AWE Annual Member Meeting.  Ms. Barnett will talk about her book Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis and its call for a water ethic.  The meeting takes place Tuesday, October 2, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. in the Sonoma D Room at the South Point Hotel & Conference Center in Las Vegas, NV.  We hope to see you there!

About Blue Revolution:
     Blue Revolution was named by the Boston Globe as one of the top 10 science books of 2011. The Globe describes Ms. Barnett’s author persona as “part journalist, part mom, part historian, and part optimist.” The Los Angeles Times writes that she “takes us back to the origins of our water in much the same way, with much the same vividness and compassion as Michael Pollan led us from our kitchens to potato fields and feed lots of modern agribusiness.”
     Special Offer: Order a copy of Blue Revolution directly from Beacon Press, and enter "A4WE" upon checkout to receive 20% off your purchase. 
 
About Cynthis Barnett:
     Cynthia Barnett is a long-time journalist who has reported on freshwater issues from the Suwannee River to Singapore. She is the author of Blue Revolution: Unmaking America’s Water Crisis, which calls for a water ethic for America.
    Ms. Barnett’s previous 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. Mirage was also a “One Region/One Book read in thirty Florida counties.
     Ms. Barnett worked for newspapers and magazines for 25 years and now focuses full-time on books. Her numerous journalism awards include a national Sigma Delta Chi prize for investigative magazine reporting and eight Green Eyeshades, which recognize outstanding journalism in 11 southeastern states.
     She earned her bachelor’s in journalism and master’s in environmental history, both from the University of Florida, and was the recipient of a Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, where she spent a year studying freshwater supply.
     Ms. Barnett lives in Gainesville, Florida, with her husband and two water-loving grade-schoolers. For more information, please visit the author’s website at www.cynthiabarnett.net.
 

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