* Water To Dust *
Is a long term project about water and climate change in California.
Water as a resource is becoming one of the most important and contentious issues in California.
My interest is in exploring California’s crucial water supply as it moves from the Sierra Nevada snowpack, through the many different arteries that distribute it, across the thirsty State, in an effort to understand how water affects people's livelihoods and what it means in different communities in California.
The project documents personal stories of people's relationship to water and how it affects them socially and economically. It’s a dynamic that, through the current effects of climate change, grows ever more complicated,
as drought, flooding and fires are estimated to become more frequent.
The Sierra Nevada mountain range is the backbone of this story. Running along the center of the State, at altitudes in excess of 14,000 feet, these peaks are where more then 60% of California’s water originates through snowpack, a natural water storage and distribution system that has shaped California for millennia.