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Maven’s Notebook demystifies the confusing and complex world of California Water

To educate, change opinions, inform decisions, and shape public policy, nothing can replace the facts. Maven’s Notebook provides comprehensive, up-to-the-minute breaking news and in-depth, unbiased reporting that demystifies California’s complex water issues.

Maven’s Notebook is pure, reader-supported journalism. We’re free to report the facts because we’re not beholden to any special interest group or agenda.

We need your support to keep publishing spin-free water news you can rely on.



Donations are processed through my fiscal sponsor, Multiplier.  You will receive a one-year subscription to Maven’s Weekly Water Blast. Donors over $100 also receive a one-year membership to the California Water Library.

Maven’s Notebook is a project of the Multiplier, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization which helps us protect and foster a healthy, sustainable, resilient, and equitable world.  All contributions are tax deductible. The tax-payer identification number is 91-2166435.  Click below to donate. You will be taken to Multiplier’s website to process your donation.


Give a minimum $10 per month and you will receive Maven’s Weekly Water Blast and a membership in the California Water Library.

Click below to donate monthly. You will be taken to the California Water Library, a project of Maven’s Notebook, to set up your monthly donation.


Sponsoring organizations provide a critical piece of our ongoing operating budget.  Sponsorships are available at the $1,000, $2,500, and $5,000+ level. As a sponsor, you’ll receive recognition on the website and an organizational membership to Maven’s Weekly Water Blast and the California Water Library.

Click below to become a Sponsor.

The Benefits of Your Tax-Deductible Donation

Maven’s Weekly Water Blast

  • All donors and sponsoring organizations receive a one-year subscription to Maven's Weekly Water Blast, delivered to your inbox first thing each Monday morning.  It has everything you need to get your water work week started, including what's on the calendar for the coming week, links to the previous week's most popular content, and more!

California Water Library

  • Individuals donating $100 or more receive a one-year membership in the California Water Library, a new information tool by Maven's Notebook that puts hundreds of documents at your fingertips and enables you to set notifications for new documents on topics of interest.

Organization Sponsor Benefits

  • Organizations who sponsor at the $1,000, $2,500, or $5,000 level receive special recognition on Maven's Notebook, plus an organizational membership to Maven’s Weekly Water Blast and the California Water Library.

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  • F. Thomas Biglione

    Hi, Chris.
    It was a pleasure to meet you Friday. I am proud to be a member of your club. Thank you for your great work.

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