Cynthia Barnett


Award-winning journalist and author Cynthia Barnett has reported on water and climate worldwide, from emerging water strife in the eastern U.S. to epic drought in California and the rainiest place on Earth in Cherrapunji, India. Ms. Barnett has written for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Salon, Discover, Orion, Ensia, and many other publications. She is the author of three books on water, including her newest, Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, and a popular speaker from commencements to keynotes and university lecture series. Rain—where it is and where it isn't—in one of the most critical issues of our time. Famed American histo…