Center to host California water policy speaker series

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hosting a weekly series of public speakers on California water policy this winter, beginning Jan. 7.

The California Water Policy Seminar Series is on Mondays, 4:10 pm to 5:30 pm, at 1227 Haring (updated 1/14/2013).

The series is open to the public and available for credit. [Graduates: 1 unit as ECI 296 (CRN 50116); undergraduates: 1 unit as ECI 98 (CRN 49768)]. For an extended graduate seminar on water policy (1 unit ECI 298) contact Professor Lund at jrlund@ucdavis.edu.

The schedule:

Jan. 7 Senator Lois Wolk: Water and the California Legislature. Video

Jan.14 Jay Lund, Director, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences: California’s water - insurmountable opportunities Video

Jan. 28 Phil Isenberg, Chairman, Delta Stewardship Council: If we can’t yet see the end of the tunnel, are we still on the road to somewhere? Video

Feb. 4 Tim Quinn, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies: Co-equal goals for California’s water system – What does it mean?

Feb. 11 Peter Moyle, UC Davis Professor of Fish Biology: The future of freshwater fishes in California

Feb. 25 John Laird, Secretary, California Natural Resources Agency: California water policy

March 4 Felicia Marcus, State Water Resources Control Board: California Delta: Era of decision or doom?

March 11 Tim Washburn, Director of Planning, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency: Managing levee systems in the lower Sacramento Valley under the new Central Valley Flood Protection Plan

March 18 Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources: California's evolution towards integrated water management, or What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding?

UC Davis sponsors: Center for Watershed Sciences - John Muir Institute of the Environment Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy California Environmental Law and Policy Center Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group Geography Graduate Group Climate Change, Water and Society IGERT