Alyssa Obester

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Alyssa worked at the Center for Watershed Sciences from 2018-2020 where she was involved with environmental flow projects throughout the state, including being part of the California Environmental Flows Framework (CEFF) technical team. Alyssa is now a senior environmental scientist with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Instream Flow Program, where she conducts instream flow studies and develops flow criteria for watersheds across the state. In her current position, she continues to collaborate with CWS researchers via CEFF.


  • M.S., Environmental Science and Management with an emphasis in Water Resources, Bren School of Environmental Science & Management, University of California, Santa Barbara. June 2017.
  • B.S., Environmental Science and Management, and a minor in Environmental Policy, University of California, Davis. June 2014.
Positions and Roles: 
Emeritus Research Staff
Emeritus Technical Staff
Research Interests: 
Environmental Flows
Water Management
Water Policy
Stream Ecology