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Erica Gies author presents: Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge.

April 30, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

An Event to Help Expand our Understanding

The Mayne Island Conservancy in partnership with the Mayne Library are pleased to present Erica Gies, prize-winner journalist, National Geographic Explorer and author of the quietly revolutionary book, Water Always Wins: Thriving in an Age of Drought and Deluge.

Erica will introduce us to the ideas of innovators in what she calls the Slow Water Movement, who start with the question “What does water want?” instead of seeking to control water, which has just exacerbated our problems.  Accommodating water’s desires within our human landscapes has become a crucial survival strategy.

Erica will take us on a hopeful journey around the world and across time, illuminating better ways to live with water.

At the Ag Hall and admission is by donation.

Erica Gies is an independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer who writes about water, climate change, and biology for Scientific American, the New York Times, Nature, the Atlantic, bioGraphic, and other publications. Her book, “Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge” is published by the University of Chicago Press. A big fan of critters, plants, and wild places, she lives in San Francisco and Victoria, British Columbia, with her partner and their tabby cat.


April 30, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Mayne Island Conservancy
(250) 539-2535


Mayne Island Agricultural Hall
430 Fernhill Rd
Mayne Island, BC V0N 2J0 Canada
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