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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)]

Applications Open! Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Management (EPM)

Applications are now being accepted for the Master of Science in Environmental Policy & Management (EPM) program at UC Davis. The priority application deadline is January 15, 2018. The EPM program, housed within the John Muir Institute of the Environment, provides advanced training in applying environmental science to real-world environmental policy and management issues. The program leverages the position of UC Davis as among the world’s strongest campuses in environmental research and science.

UC Davis Watershed Scientists Support Social Justice in Ecuador

A coalition of Dulcepamba residents and their supporters contacted researchers from the Center for Watershed Sciences (CWS) at the University of California, Davis and asked them to complete a forensic analysis of the March 2015 flood and model the hydrology of the watershed. The UC Davis researchers developed (1) a hydrologic model of Dulcepamba basin; and (2) a hydraulic model to assess hydraulic and geomorphic processes associated with the March 2015 flood.

Read the UC Davis news story here.

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Featured Project

California Water Myths

In collaboration with the Public Policy Institute of California and other researchers, the Center prepared California Water Myths—a report highlighting eight common water myths, focusing on water supply, ecosystems and legal and governance issues. In providing...

Featured Publication

Authors: E. Hanak; J.F. Mount; C. Chappelle; J.R. Lund; J. Medellín-Azuara; P.B. Moyle; N. Seavy
Report 2015