California Water Policy Seminar Series: Reconciling Ecosystem & Economy

This series of nine presentations was open to the public and available for academic credit to ECI 296/CRN 60166. An extended graduate seminar included small group discussions with speakers following the public talk and a term paper. 

Seminar leaders: Jay Lund, director of the Center for Watershed Sciences and Richard Frank, director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center at the UC Davis School of Law

Mondays, 4:10 pm - 5:30 pm, 146 Olson Hall

Jan. 6
Tactics for conserving diversity: global vertebrate patterns point the way​Michael Rosenzweig, University of Arizona  VIDEO: [CLICK]

Jan. 13
Applying reconciliation ecology to aquatic ecosystems in CaliforniaPeter Moyle and Melanie Truan, UC Davis Department of Wildlife, Fish & Conservation Biology  VIDEO: [CLICK]

Jan. 27
Management, economics and engineering perspectives. Jeffrey Mount, co-founder of the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences, leads a discussion with Jay Zeigler of The Nature Conservancy and Tim Quinn, executive director of the Association of California Water Agencies  VIDEO: [CLICK]

Feb. 3
Regulator perspectiveRichard Frank, director of the California Environmental Law & Policy Center at the UC Davis School of Law; Michael Lauffer, Chief Counsel, State Water Resources Control Board; and Brian Gray, professor at the UC Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco  VIDEO: [CLICK]

Feb. 10
Reconciling ecosystem goals for San Francisco Bay. Letitia Grenier, San Francisco Estuary Institute; and Joe LaClair, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission.  [CLICK]

Feb. 24
Farms, floods, fowl and fish on the Yolo Bypass. Robin Kulakow, executive director of the Yolo Basin Foundation and Petrea Marchand, a local public policy consultant, join a Center for Watershed Sciences team of researchers who have been investigating ways to optimize muliple economic and environmental uses of the Yolo Bypass floodway near Sacramento. From the Center: Peter Moyle, professor of fish biology; Robyn Suddeth, PhD candidate in hydrologic sciences; William Fleenor, senior researcher; Carson Jeffres, field and lab director; and Richard Howitt, professor emeritus in agricultural and resource economics. VIDEO: [CLICK]

Mar. 3
Law PerspectiveAssociate Justice Ronald B. Robie, California Court of Appeal; Hap Dunning and Richard Frank, UC Davis School of Law   VIDEO: [CLICK]

Mar. 10
Science and ecosystem reconciliation for the Delta. Jay Lund moderates panel discussion with Peter Goodwin, state Delta Science Program; Stuart Siegel, Wetlands and Water Resources Inc.; and Robin Grossinger, San Francisco Estuary Institute  VIDEO: [CLICK]

Mar. 17
Prospects for ecosystem reconciliationEllen Hanak, Public Policy Institute of California  VIDEO: [CLICK]

UC Davis sponsors: 

Center for Watershed Sciences — John Muir Institute of the Environment ♦ California Environmental Law & Policy Center — School of Law ♦ Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering

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