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California Extreme Precipitation Symposium 2018, 7/9

The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium is an informal day of scientific and technical presentations meant to increase our knowledge and understanding of extreme precipitation events. Goals of CEPSYM are to improve flood risk management planning and increase warning time for large floods.

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Monday, July 9, 2018 New date
UC Davis Conference Center

Theme: Paleoclimate Insights for Planning Future Water Resources in California


"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).

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Featured Project

Suisun Marsh

Suisun Marsh is the largest estuarine tidal marsh on the West Coast and a critical part of San Francisco Estuary. Peter Moyle has led a monthly sampling program for fish and invertebrates for more than three decades, using trawls and seines. This program is one of the standard...

Featured Publication

Authors: R. Howitt; D. MacEwan; J. Medellín-Azuara; J.R. Lund; D. Sumner
Report 2015