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April 28: Register for the Science Communication Workshop with Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin

Join us on Friday, April 28th from 2-4pm at Ghausi Hall 3rd Floor Conference Room for a Science Communication Workshop with Amy Quinton and Kat Kerlin. Registration is free and open for CWS Affiliates. 

Click this link to register. 

Amy Quinton, a science reporter for NPR affiliate Capital Public Radio, will share the do’s and don’ts of talking with the press, providing real-world examples. 


March 23 RSVP for EPA Watershed Academy Webcast Seminar

EPA is hosting a Watershed Academy Webcast on the latest news about the conditions in the nation’s lakes and flowing waters, based on the findings of the National Aquatic Resource Surveys (NARS). This webcast will take place on Thursday, March 23 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. EDT. The NARS are collaborative surveys conducted by EPA, states, and tribes that use a probability-based statistical design to sample rivers and streams, lakes, wetlands and coastal waters across the U.S.

March 10, 2017: California Climate, Law & Policy Symposium RSVP Now!

Please join the Environmental Law Society for the 2017 UC Davis Environmental Law Symposium. This free event sponsored in partnership with the John Muir Institute of the Environment and the California Environmental Law & Policy Center will address the challenges and opportunities associated with California's climate legislation; JMIE director Benjamin Houlton and Center for Watershed Sciences director Jay Lund will participate:

Roundtable Discussion 2/22: "Science in a Post Truth Era"

Please join the UC Davis Office of the Chancellor for the first first installment of a new roundtable discussion series, Dialogue and Discernment:

"Science in a Post-Truth Era"
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
2 - 4 p.m.

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. 

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