Things of interest
California Water Policy Seminar Series
Mondays, 4:10-5:30pm, 176 Chemistry
This public seminar series promises to be informative and provocative. The speakers constitute a who's-who of water researchers and policymakers in California.
|7 January||Senator Lois Wolk, "Water and the California Legislature"|
|14 January||Jay Lund, Director, Center for Watershed Sciences, "California's Water Challenges"|
|28 January||Phil Isenberg, Chair, Delta Stewardship Council, "If we can't yet see the end of the tunnel, are we still on the road to somewhere?"|
|4 February||Timm Quinn, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies, “Coequal goals for California's Water System - What does this mean?”|
|11 February||Peter Moyle, Professor of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, “The Future of Freshwater Fishes in California”|
|25 February||Secretary John Laird, California Resources Agency, “California Water Policy -- Will We Actually Be Able to Decide Something?”|
Felicia Marcus, State Water Resources Control Board, “California Delta, Era of Decision or Doom?”
|11 March||Tim Washburn, Director of Planning, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency,“Managing Levee Systems in the Lower Sacramento Valley under the new Central Valley Flood Protection Plan”|
|11 March||Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources, “TBA”|
Course credit is available as ECI 296 (CRN 50116). For more information, see the press release from the Center for Watershed Sciences.
Center for Watershed Sciences - John Muir Institute of the Environment
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy
California Environmental Law and Policy Center (CELPC)
Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group
Geography Graduate Group
Climate Change, Water, and Society IGERT
Benjamin Santer at UC Davis
Ben Santer, a climatologist from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory who studies the problem pf quantifying the size of the human effect on global climate will speak at UC Davis on Tuesday, 16 October, 8am-10:30am. Santer, a member of the National Academy, received a MacArthur "genius" grant for his work on assessment reports of the IPCC.
Attendance is free but tickets are required and limited to 100 people. You can register at Eventbrite.
Co-sponsored by UC Davis, the John Muir Institute for the Environment, Capital Public Radio, and Wells Fargo.
Water and the California Economy
How important is water to California's economy? And how vulnerable is the state's economy to weaknesses in the water system? At this half-day event—coinciding with the release of the new PPIC report Water and the California Economy—participants will examine these questions and discuss priorities for water management.
update 5 June: you can download the report by clicking on the link above
- Sponsor: the Public Policy Institute of California
- When: 5 June, 9am-1:30pm
- Where: Sheraton Grand Sacramento, 1230 J Street
- Cost: no charge; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided .
Please register by May 31—space is limited.
To see the full agenda and to register, please see the PPIC website.
Climate Change and California's Water Supply
On 15 May 2012, UC Davis will host a conference, Climate Change and California's Water Supply.
The conference, sponsored by the UC Davis Department of Land, Air and Water Resources, Air Quality Research Center, and the CCWAS IGERT, will bring together a wide array of stakeholders to address the challenges facing the state of California posed by predicted changes in climate and concomitant drought conditions.
The conference will include keynote presentations, discussions, and a poster session.
Please see the conference web site for more information about the tentative conference program, registration, submitting an abstract, and travel.