Erica Gies

Erica Gies is the author of Water Always Wins: Thriving in an age of drought and deluge (University of Chicago Press, June 2022), from which this article is excerpted. An award-winning independent journalist and National Geographic Explorer, she writes about water, climate change, plants, and animals for Scientific American, the New York Times, Nature, the Atlantic, and other outlets. Erica lives in Victoria and in San Francisco with her partner and their tabby cat.


How ‘water detectives’ are protecting cities from flooding and scarcity, one stream at a time

By Erica Gies
Jun 24, 2022

From San Francisco to Victoria, the key to taming water is giving it what it wants.