Chris Austin, otherwise known as Maven, has been publishing Maven's Notebook since 2013 and has been aggregating California water news since 2007.
The Estuary News Group provides articles written by professional, independent journalists, providing in-depth, silo-crossing coverage of the environment and restoration.
Robert Shibatani is a physical hydrologist with over 35-years combined academic, consulting, and water advisory expertise. He serves as an international expert witness on reservoir-operations, climate change hydrology, commercial flood damage litigation, and water supply development. He is Managing Partner for The SHIBATANI GROUP International, a division of The SHIBATANI GROUP Inc. and resides between Sacramento, California and Toronto, Canada. Email:
Robin Meadows is an independent science journalist who covers water, climate and environmental policy for Maven's Notebook. Her work has also appeared in the Bay Area Monitor, bioGraphic, High Country News, San Francisco Estuary magazine, Scientific American, and elsewhere. Robin lives in the San Francisco Bay Area near Suisun Marsh, the largest brackish wetland on the West Coast.
Stephen Baker is a California and Washington Registered Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist with 42 years of experience in addressing pollution affecting real estate, private, neighbor and community private well management, groundwater expert for radio news broadcasts and problem-solving groundwater issues related to sustainable management and land development. He became the founding Advisory Board Member of the Cooperative Solution Program and Board of Director for the Institute of Environmental Solutions in California, participated as the environmental consultant in the first pilot project assigned by Governor Wilson’s office and was contributor to the development of the pollution liability environmental disclosure policy for the Federal Home Loan Bank Board. Produces Water is a Many Splendor'ed Thing, Senior Wisdom and Conversations podcasts for companies and general public.
The Water Hub envisions a world where all people have equitable access to safe water and sanitation, as well as a voice in the management of this shared and sacred resource. The Water Hub works to make water communications more accessible, and activism more effective, so the people most impacted by water challenges have greater agency to determine the solutions.