California Water Policy Seminar Series

The Center for Watershed Sciences is hosting a weekly series of public speakers on California water policy. The seminar is open to the public and available for credit. [Graduates: 1 unit as ECI 296 (CRN 50116); undergraduates: 1 unit as ECI 98 (CRN 49768)]. For an extended graduate seminar on water policy (1 unit ECI 298) contact Professor Jay Lund at

Mondays, 4:10-5:30 pm, 1227 Haring Hall.

Jan. 7 -- Senator Lois Wolk: Water and the California LegislatureVideoMaven's Minutes

Jan. 14 -- Jay Lund, Director, UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences: California’s water - insurmountable opportunitiesVideoMaven's Minutes

Jan. 28 -- Phil Isenberg, Chairman, Delta Stewardship Council: California water history and today's debateVideoScriptMaven's Minutes

Feb. 4 -- Tim Quinn, Executive Director, Association of California Water Agencies: Coequal goals for California's water system - What does this meanVideoMaven's Minutes

Feb. 11 -- Peter Moyle, UC Davis Professor of Fish Biology: The future of freshwater fishes in CaliforniaVideoMaven's Minutes

Feb. 25 -- John Laird, California Natural Resources Secretary: California water policy - Will we actually be able to decide somethingVideoMaven's Minutes

March 4 -- Felicia Marcus, State Water Resources Control Board: California Delta - Convergence or collisionVideo, Maven's Minutes

March 11 -- Tim Washburn, Director of Planning, Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency: The new Central Valley Flood Protection Plan: What it means for Sacramento area leveesVideo, Maven's Minutes

March 18 -- Mark Cowin, Director, California Department of Water Resources: California's evolution towards integrated water management, or, What's so funny 'bout peace, love and understanding? Video, Maven's Minutes

Refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by:

  • 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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