Watershed Researchers present at California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum

Several researchers from the Center will be participating and presenting at the California Water and Environmental Modeling Forum, a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mission is to increase the usefulness of models for analyzing California’s water-related problems.

This year's forum theme is Modeling Extremes: Drought to Flood and In-Betweens. In the past years, the modeling community has witnessed the shift from an extreme drought to closer to average snow pack and reservoir conditions, all spiced by thoughtful technical discussions over recent regulations and producing better science to manage our precious natural resources.

This year, speakers are provided the opporutnity to turn their talks into short papers to be published on the CWEMF Annual Meeting website as proceedings. A few speakers include:

  • Josué Medellín Azuara - presenting on environmental flows modeling under climate extremes.
  • Robert Gailey - presenting on developing approaches to managing groundwater according to the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act.

The CWEMF, which was formed in 1994, carries out this mission by:

  •     Facilitating an open exchange of information on California water issues;
  •     Resolving technical disagreements in a non-adversarial setting; and
  •     Ensuring that technical work continues to take into account the needs of stakeholders and decision makers

The conference will be from April 11-13, 2015 at the Lake Natoma Inn in Folsom.