Welcome to WaterWrights.Net

Who We Are and What We Do

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Don A. Wright

Hello and welcome to WaterWrights. We’re here to help farmers secure their water supply so they can grow the food and fiber we all need. Agriculture is California’s top industry and water is its most precious resource. There’s always something in the news about water in California but very little reporting takes place at the intersection of public and private transfer – the water or irrigation district that makes all of this possible.
We intend this site to be a portal into what is perhaps the last functional form of government in a Byzantine regulatory climate that pursues with faith the doctrine that government is the solution even when there is no problem. This functional form of government is the special district.
While some would have you believe “Big Ag” is a rapacious coven of cigar chomping, whiskey swilling good old boys making back room deals that lay waste to the environment while swindling the taxpayer – reality paints a much different picture. There are all sizes of farms growing an unmatched multitude of crops that do as much as anything to raise our standard of living and help feed the world with the safest, most highly regulated food supply in history. It all depends on water.
As you explore this site keep in mind we want you to be a part of it. There are opportunities for you to share your opinions and they don’t have to echo our own. However, there is a good chance our wives, mothers and daughters may read this site so no cursing or other inappropriate language will be allowed. You don’t have to be nice but you do have to be kind.

A note about the reports:

  • I have no editor and type as fast as I can that’s why you’ll see sentences that resemble George Carlin’s, “Hand me that piano.”
  • I use journalist math. That should speak for itself.
  • A quote is only a quote when it is in quotation marks and attributed.
  • I’m usually typing a paragraph behind what’s being said so I rely on my readers to help.
  • I ALWAYS welcome comments, suggestions, questions and corrections.
Well, there you have it. God bless and thanks for reading.
Don A. Wright
Clovis, CA

Steve Kemmer

Steve Kemmer
Director of Marketing

Steve Kemmer, a marketing expert from California’s Central Valley, has worked in many diverse industries and brings experience and energy to WaterWrights. Graduating from CSU-Fresno with a B.S. degree and an emphasis in Business Marketing and Finance, he went on to become a consultant to leading companies in healthcare, automotive and law among others. He specializes in Marketing Strategy, Brand Development, Digital Marketing and Customer/B2B Relation Management. He is passionate about preserving the heritage of the Central Valley and its farmers/ranchers and looks forward to making a difference!

Jackie Taylor

Jackie Taylor
Social Media Specialist

Jackie Taylor is a third-generation agriculturalist from Sanger, CA. She is an avid “agvocate” for California Agriculture and a founder of the Central Valley’s National Ag Day Celebration in collaboration with CSU-Fresno, California Women for Agriculture, and the Fresno County Farm Bureau. She graduated from CSU-Fresno in 2020 with a B.S. in Animal Science with an emphasis in Livestock Business Management. She specializes in digital marketing with an emphasis on social media, communications, and brand management. She joined the WaterWrights group in June 2020 and cannot wait to connect with you!