Anne MacKinnon

Writer. Editor. Consultant.

Public Waters: Lessons from Wyoming for the American West (2021)

A book about the history of water and water law in Wyoming, and what that can teach about handling the challenges of water in the West.

Free online events, discussions of PUBLIC WATERS

Online “book group,” May-June 2021: Join me and my expert guests to discuss a few chapters in the book every two weeks. Three evenings, May 12, May 20, June 3, 5:30-6:45 pm. Register for free via links below, and receive more information on how to join.

* May 12, 2021, Wednesday: 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Public Waters book group: part I  (Introduction through Chapter 3: early years through the 1920s, exploring themes still relevant today). Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3BUjSrf3RpeHYJcUInZFug

* May 20, 2021, Thursday: 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Public Waters book group: Part II  (Chapter 4:  development of the complicated issues of abandonment, revival and transfer of water rights, and resonance today). Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EFAo2IzOQB2eZWbBJL0ohA

* June 3, 2021, Thursday: 05:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)
Public Waters book group: Part III  (Chapters 5 & 6, and conclusion:  issues and challenges from the 1960s through the present, with prospects for the future). Register in advance for this webinar:
https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_40SFbbfAS_mRJ3MmtDrrcg


Other online events – join us!:

Montana Book Festival, May 6, 6 pm: An hour with me and Western water expert Sarah Bates of Missoula. Check back here for the link.

Mountain Studies Institute/Maria’s Bookshop, Durango, May 11: Check back here for more detail and link. Book discussion tied to southwest Colorado issues.

WyoFile, May 13, 5:30 pm: Join me and WyoFile writer Angus Thuermer for a lively discussion of the book and current water issues in Wyoming. Check back here for the link in early May.

Draper Museum of Natural History, Lunchtime Expedition, Aug. 5, noon: Join me for a discussion of Western water and Wyoming’s water history for visitors to our region. Check back here for the link in July.

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