California Water Policy Seminar Series: Drought

The series is open to the public and available for credit. [Graduates: 1-2 unitz as ECI 298. undergraduates: 1 unit as ECI 98)

Seminar Schedule
Mondays, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm
UC Davis School of Law (King Hall)
Room 2303


Topic (click to see video)


Jan 4

Overview - Drought in California

Jay Lund – Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Davis; Director, Center for Watershed Sciences

Jan 11

Climate & Drought in California

Paul Ullrich – Assistant Professor, UC Davis Climate & Global Change Group

Feb 1

Environmental Impacts

Peter Moyle – Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Department of Wildlife, Fish, & Conservation Biology, UC Davis
Jay Ziegler – The Nature Conservancy, Sacramento, CA

Feb 8

Local Responses

Thad Bettner – General Manager, Glenn-Colusa Irrigation District
Robert Roscoe – General Manager, Sacramento Suburban Water District

Feb 22

State Responses

Michael Lauffer – Chief Counsel, State Water Resources Control Board

Mark Cowin  - Director, Department of Water Resources

Feb 29

Law & Policy

Tim Quinn – Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies
Virginia Cahill – Water Rights Professor, Hydrology, UC Davis

March 7

Legislative Topics: State & Federal

Tina Leahy – Principal consultant, committee on Water Parks, & Wildlife, California State Assembly
Joaquin Esquivel – Assistant Secretary for federal water policy, Natural Resources Agency

March 14

Panel on Drought Scholarship and Engagement

Ellen Hanak – Center Director & Senior Fellow, PPIC
Sam Sandoval – Assistant Professor, Cooperative Extension Specialist in Water Management, UC Davis
Richard Frank – Professor, UC Davis School of Law; Director, California Environmental Law & Policy Center

UC Davis sponsors: Center for Watershed Sciences - John Muir Institute of the Environment Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Policy Institute for Energy, Environment and the Economy California Environmental Law and Policy Center Hydrologic Sciences Graduate Group Geography Graduate Group Climate Change, Water and Society IGERT

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