The San Joaquin Valley, smack in the middle of a state that boasts the world’s fourth largest economy, is the breadbasket of the nation. It’s also home to some of the most polluted air and water in the country. A 2022 report by the California State Auditor found that most of the nearly one million Californians coping with failing water systems live in the San Joaquin Valley.
Author Archives: Naindeep Singh
Naindeep Singh was raised in the Central Valley with a commitment to racial and class justice before graduating from UCLA and Johns Hopkins University. His academic research has received numerous awards and he co-founded the Jakara Movement to serve the Punjabi Sikh community.