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Congratulations to our Director, Jay Lund, For Being Elected to the National Academy of Engineering!

Original Story was posted on UC Davis News

Gary S. May, chancellor of the University of California, Davis, and Jay Lund, distinguished professor of civil and environmental engineering and director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences, have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, the academy announced today (Feb. 7).


UC Water Academy 2018 is Accepting Applications - Deadline Feb 9

The UC Water Academy is a spring/summer intensive course about California’s most precious resource.

This class is a unique opportunity to learn about CA water from a variety of faculty across the larger UC system, as well as a chance for students to meet and interact with other UC students working on water-related issues at different campuses.  Lectures and discussions take place online during spring semester (2nd half winter quarter and spring quarter), and the field excursion takes place following the end of spring quarter.   

Internship Opportunity: Contra Costa Water District

Contra Costa Water District is looking for interns again this summer.  The Contra Costa Water District is based in Concord and provides drinking water to central and eastern Contra Costa County. Three departments are recruiting: water resources (my group), planning and operations. The water resources group typically seeks graduate students with some modeling experience but we have also hired exceptional undergrads too. All of the information for applicants can be found here: http://www.ccwater.com/601/Apply-for-a-Job.

Environmental Flows Winter Policy Seminar - Open to All and available for credit

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hosting a weekly series of public speakers on the Science and Policy of Environmental Flows in California winter, beginning Jan. 17. 

The California Water Policy Seminar Series is on Wednesdays, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm, at 3001 Plant and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis. 

The series is open to the public and available for credit. [Graduates: 1 unit as HYD 298 (CRN 58954)]

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