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


Sign up for the 2018 Ecogeomorpohology Grand Canyon Expedition Class

The Colorado River, as it passes through Grand Canyon National Park, provides an ideal setting for a multidisciplinary graduate seminar.

"After drought, California urgently needs to focus on big picture of water management" by Jay Lund. Op Ed to Sacramento Bee

This article was originally published on the Sacramento Bee.

By Jay Lund
Special to The Bee

California has largely emerged from five years of drought. This good news becomes better news if we move forward with better water management, which will prepare the state for the next drought, as well as floods.

Feb 6-7, 2 Day Shortcourse: Introduction to Groundwater, Watersheds, and Sustainable Management

When: February 6-7, 2017

Where: UC Davis Buehler Alumni Center 

Register here by Jan 31, 2017 to secure a spot. 

Congratulations to Alison Whipple for winning 1st place for Best Poster at the 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference!

Congratulations to one of our CWS researchers, Alison Whipple, on winning 1st place for Best Poster at the 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference! Her poster was about Quantifying Spatio-temporal Inundation Patterns for Floodplain Restoration on the Lower Cosumnes River, California.

Jan 21 - California Water Law Symposium: The Bay-Delta: Understanding what’s at stake for the region’s future

The California Bay-Delta—made up of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta and San Francisco Bay—has, for the past 150 years, been inundated with man-made alterations causing a steep decline in the region’s health. To date, certain species’ populations have dropped to the lowest numbers on record and natural flows have been diverted, leading to a decline in water quality and availability to communities and farms across California.

Peter B. Moyle Elected as American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow

Seven University of California, Davis, faculty members are included in the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS Council recently voted in 391 fellows in all for 2016, in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.

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