Coming attractions

We're looking forward to several events in the coming months. Here are some of them: 


The Commonweath Club of San Francisco takes it’s a Climate One environmental forum on the road to Sacramento to discuss one of California’s highest water priorities: fixing the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. Can a flexible system that takes water from different places in wet and dry years be packaged and sold to the public?

Panelists: Los Angeles Times reporter Bettina Boxall; David Hayes, former Deputy US Secretary of Interior; Jay Lund, director of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Date: Tuesday, October 15

Location: Sheraton Grand, Magnolia Room, 1230 J St., Sacramento, CA

Time: 5:30 p.m. check-in, 6 p.m. program, 7 p.m. networking reception

Cost: $10 non-member, $5 members, free for students.


New Book - UC Press releases “Suisun Marsh: Ecological History and Possible Futures,” by three UC Davis scientists: Peter Moyle, professor of fish biology and associate director of the university’s Center for Watershed Sciences; Amber Manfree, doctoral student in geography; and Peggy Fiedler, a conservation biologist and director of the UC Natural Reserve System. The scholars argue for creation of a new ecosystem rather than attempting to restore the dramatically altered marsh to an earlier condition. Manfree, an expert in Geographic Information System computer application, presents maps she designed to help us visualize the possibilities.

Speakers Series – The Center hosts a weekly series of public speakers on California water management and policy. The winter quarter seminar is open to the public and available for credit.


The Center resumes experiments in rearing young salmon on the agricultural Yolo Bypass for the third consecutive winter. Results to date indicate that parts of the floodway could make a productive salmon nursery at relatively little cost to farmers.