News and Announcements
The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium is an informal day of scientific and technical presentations meant to increase our knowledge and understanding of extreme precipitation events. Goals of CEPSYM are to improve flood risk management planning and increase warning time for large floods.
Should this be an Infographic? Workshop hosted by the Office of Research
June 7, 3:00 – 4:00 PM
PES room 3001
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.
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.
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
The Yolo County Flood Control and Water Conservation District (the District) sells water to farmers in Yolo County and has an open position for the Environmental Hydrology Monitoring Internship Program Aggie Job Link ID # 705187).
Rita Allen Foundation:
Recently WGBH and the Rita Allen Foundation partnered to create the Rita Allen Fellowship for Science Communication. This is a unique, one-year opportunity for an innovative professional to study the field of science media, experiment with media formats, and work to expand science literacy among the public.
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.
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.
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.
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:
Please join the UC Davis Office of the Chancellor for the first first installment of a new roundtable discussion series, Dialogue and Discernment:
"Science in a Post-Truth Era"
Wednesday, Feb. 22
Vanderhoef Studio Theatre, Mondavi Center
2 - 4 p.m.
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.
Congratulations to one of our CWS researchers, Alison Whipple, on winning 1st place for Best Poster at the 2016 Bay Delta Science Conference! Her poster was about Quantifying Spatio-temporal Inundation Patterns for Floodplain Restoration on the Lower Cosumnes River, California.
The California Bay-Delta—made up of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Rivers Delta and San Francisco Bay—has, for the past 150 years, been inundated with man-made alterations causing a steep decline in the region’s health. To date, certain species’ populations have dropped to the lowest numbers on record and natural flows have been diverted, leading to a decline in water quality and availability to communities and farms across California.
Seven University of California, Davis, faculty members are included in the newest class of fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The AAAS Council recently voted in 391 fellows in all for 2016, in recognition of their efforts to advance science or its applications.
Preserving and enhancing the multiple functions and services of riparian zones in a changing climate.
Share science, community values, methods, and techniques for advancing the management, protection, and restoration of riparian areas.
Meet world-class speakers, enjoy science discussions, field activities, and the art/science nexus. Embrace the latest research, lessons learned, and best practices from California and beyond. Influence policymakers who recognize the importance of riparian conservation.
The October 2016 issue of San Francisco Estuary and Watershed Science (Volume 14, Issue 3) is now available online. This issue features six articles including a contribution from UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences director Jay R. Lund. The table of contents are below and the entire issue can be viewed here: http://escholarship.org/uc/jmie_sfews
The Confucius Institute at UC Davis presents A Special Tea & Conversation on Friday, Oct.28, 2016. Hosted by Special Guest: Dr. Yunwei Dong, College of Ocean and Earth Sciences, Xiamen University, China.
Lily Tomkovic - Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation Scholarship
PhD program: Civil & Environmental Engineering
Hometown: Healdsburg, CA
Advisor: Fabian Bombardelli
In the aftermath of releasing the report "Estimates of Irrigated Cropland Idled due to the 2016 Drought" (http://droughtimpacts.ucdavis.edu), several commentaries have indicated that land fallowing in the summer of 2016 exceeds the 77,000 acres in the 2016 drought report. A short memo provides additional details and clarification on the difference between climate related and other cutbacks. (The same clarification applies to jobs and other economic aggregates).