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Dedicated to independent, problem-solving research on California’s critical water issues

"The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Waters" by Jonathan B. Jarvis Lecture and Book Signing

The Muir Institute will be hosting Jonathan B. Jarvis for a special lecture and book signing on his latest book “The Future of Conservation in America: A Chart for Rough Waters.” Nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate in 2009, Mr. Jarvis served as the Director of the National Park Service (NPS) for the entire eight years of the Obama administration. Mr.

2018 Bay-Delta Science Conference Call for Abstracts, due 4/23

10th Biennial Bay-Delta Science Conference: Our Estuary at an Intersection 
2018 Bay-Delta Science Conference Abstracts due April 23, 2018

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.   

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Featured Project

Ecology of Delta Smelt

Arguably one of the most imperiled and controversial fish species, recent record-low abundance of threatened delta smelt is responsible for dramatic reductions in freshwater allocated from the Delta and San Francisco Estuary to central and southern California.

Featured Publication

Authors: A.D. Willis; A.L. Nichols; E. Holmes; C. Jeffres; A.C. Fowler; C.A. Babcock; M. Deas
Journal Article 2017