Brett Walton

Reporter, Circle of Blue

Brett writes about agriculture, energy, and the politics and economics of water in the United States for Circle of Blue, and he occasionally reports on Australia, India, and the Middle East. Brett also writes the Federal Water Tap, Circle of Blue’s weekly digest of U.S. government water news. He has an MA in Central Asian studies from the University of Washington and a BA in English from the University of Richmond. In 2014, the Society of Environmental Journalists awarded Brett 3rd place in the SEJ annual awards competition for beat reporting in a small market (Western water issues). Brett has received fellowships from SEJ (2013) and the Institute for Journalism and Natural Resources (2011). Prior to Circle of Blue, Brett worked on a NASA-affiliated water data research project and as a member of a State Department project on climate change and water management in Central Asia. Brett lives in Seattle, where he hikes the mountains and bakes pies.

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