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Job Opportunity: Water Resource Control Engineer Position (deadline to apply 11/14/17)

The State Water Resources Control Board (State Water Board)’s Division of Water Rights has an opening for one Water Resource Control Engineer position in the Public Trust Unit of the Bay-Delta Section. Public Trust Unit staff develop, evaluate, and implement flow, water quality and related requirements in the Bay-Delta and its tributaries, and related plans, policies, and regulations.

Final Filing Date: 11/14/17

Friday Oct 27: Let the Conversation Flow at the River Forum

Join us on Friday October 27 at 2pm in the CWS Conference Room for the first River Forum Discussion about Instream Flows: New Tools to Quantify Water Quality Conditions for Reutrning Adult Chinook Salmon with Ann Willis.

The discussion will focus on instream flows from a planning and management perspective, and what it takes to go from identifying a need for instream flows to actually putting "wet" water in the stream. 

RSVP and download the paper here. 


Hydrologist/Operations Analyst Position - Hetch Hetchy Water and Power

"Hetch Hetchy Water and Power (HHWP) is recruiting applicants for a 5148 Water Operations Analyst – which has a working title of Hydrologist. We anticipate to fill two positions from this posting. HHWP operates 3 reservoirs in the Sierra’s along with 3 powerhouses. HHWP operates as part of the Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System (HHRWS) – supplying about 85% of the HHRWS’ water to ~2.7 million customers in the Bay Area.

Congrats to Dr. Josue Medellin-Azuara! The 2017 Steyer-Taylor Fellow at PPIC

Congraluations Dr. Josué Medellín-Azuara on becoming the 2017 Steyer-Taylor Fellow. This is the second year of a three-year fellowship―supported with funding from the TomKat Foundation, established by Tom Steyer and Kat Taylor―to explore solutions to some of California’s toughest groundwater policy challenges.

State of the Salmonids: Status of California's Emblematic Fishes 2017 - Scientific Report Released

The University of California, Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and California Trout have officially released the State of the Salmonids scientific report.  State of the Salmonids: Status of California’s Emblematic Fishes 2017, dives deeply into the status and trends facing all salmonids in California.  The scientific report accompanies SOS II: Fish in Hot Water, a summary of the scientific report, which was released earlier t

Oct 17-19, Riparian Summit: Confluence to Influence - Call for Papers

The Riparian Summit: Confluence to Influence will be held October 17-19, 2017 at the University of California, Davis. The 3-day summit will bring together a wide range of people interested in riparian landscapes, including restoration practitioners, land managers, policymakers, private landowners, artists, and scientists, to share knowledge and strategies for managing, protecting, and restoring California’s riparian ecosystems.

3 Brown Bag Seminars Discussing Flow Targets and Ecology

The Delta Science Program, CDFW Watershed Restoration Grants Branch, and the Surface Water Ambient Monitoring Program will jointly host: Three Brown Bag Seminars Discussing Flow Targets and Ecology.

Seminar 1: Functional-Flows and Flow Targets - Sarah Yarnell, Ph.D.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Noon -1pm Park Tower Plaza - 2nd Floor Conference Center - 980 Ninth Street - Sacramento, CA 95814

May 25 - California and Israel to co-host forum on Water and Agriculture Policy

The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) and the Israeli Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development will co-host a joint forum on shared issues related to water and agriculture. The forum will bring together Israeli and Californian government officials and researchers to address water/agriculture related issues while also exploring opportunities for future innovation.
The forum will be held on May 25, 2017 in Sacramento, registration and agenda are available here.

State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water

Fish and watershed advocacy group California Trout (CalTrout) and University of California Davis, Center for Watershed Sciences, provided key results from an in-depth report today detailing the status of 32 types of salmon, steelhead, and trout that are native to California. State of the Salmonids II: Fish in Hot Water offers concerning data about the declining health of these fish populations and opportunities for stabilizing and even recovering many species.

May 12 Capitol Speaker Series: California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program

Join Professor Nicholas Pinter from the UC Davis Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kathleen Schaeffer a FEMA Engineer Emritus, and Dr. Rui Hui of the Center for Watershed Sciences for a discussion about California, Flood Risk, and the National Flood Insurance Program as they examine the question: could a state flood insurance program be right for California?

When: May 12th 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where: California State Capitol Room 126

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:

"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.