Winter seminar: Managing water for ecological and economic objectives

This winter quarter the Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school's California Environmental Law & Policy Center will present a weekly series of public speakers on California water policy called Reconciling Ecosystem and Economy, Mondays, 4:10 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Room 146 Olson Hall

The seminar is on how to manage water systems for both ecosystem and economic objectives. This is an immense challenge for engineers, ecolocists, lawyers, water mabagers and policymakers.

The class will explore the "reconciliation" approach to saving nature: changing human-dominated landscapes in ways that favor desireable species. An emerging discipline, reconciliation ecology is based on the premise that traditional conservation strategies of designating nature reserves and restoration projects will not afford enough protection to present large-scale extinction.

The seminar will be 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 Jay Lund, jrlund@ucdavis.edu. Interested law students should contact Professor Richard Frank, rmfrank@ucdavis.edu