The Future of Water in California: Integrating Climate, Water & Policy
Monday, 8 April, 9am-5pm & Tuesday 9 April, 9am-noon
University of California Center Sacramento
1130 K Street, Suite LL22
Sacramento, CA 95814
Quicklinks: hotel accomodations
From snowpack to regional groundwater, water resources are essential for all life, including drinking water, the food supply, ecosystems, and recreation. Meeting these multiple, often conflicting needs will only become more challenging under climate change. An essential element will be improving connections between scientific disciplines and the exchange between science, management, and policy. Join physical and social scientists, water managers, and policymakers at the Future of Water Workshop to discuss how California can meet these challenges.
- Open to the public and free, but seating is limited. Registration is closed; the room is at capacity. Please contact Carole Hom (clhom [at] ucdavis [dot] edu) if you have questions or would like to be placed on a waiting list.
- If you would like to present a poster at the workshop, please contact Carole (see above) to be placed on a waiting list.
- Lodging: we have reserved a block of rooms at the Citizen Hotel, located about a block from the conference center, at $149 per night. Please contact the hotel at this website to book a room or call 916-492-4460 and mention The Future of Water in California to get the conference rate. At midnight on March 22, the rooms will be released to the general public.
- Can't make it? We're planning to videotape the workshop. More info soon!
Agenda at a glance
- 8 April
- Short talks to help people get up to speed on workshop topics
- Keynote speakers Ben Santer, one of the world's leading climate scientists and authority on quantifying the human effect on global climate, and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council and former member of the California State Assembly
- Panels on research and public policy:
- Integrating science, management, and policy: finding the disconnects
- Modeling the future: Integrating across scientific disciplines
- Integrating CA water management across scales and institutions
- Poster session and reception
- 9 April: World Café discussion, facilitated by Jeff Loux, from UC Davis Extension and the CSU Sacramento Center for Collaborative Policy
- download a copy of the current Workshop_Agenda_20130307
Snow Mountain, Lake Pillsbury, and Scott Dam on the Eel River. Alison Whipple/UC Davis