California Water Myths

In collaboration with the Public Policy Institute of California and other researchers, the Center prepared California Water Myths—a report highlighting eight common water myths, focusing on water supply, ecosystems and legal and governance issues. In providing information to combat these myths, the study establishes a more informed approach to water policy and management in California.

California Water Primer

The following books and readings will provide a very good understanding of general water issues in California. We don't endorse everything they say, but most educated water wonks in California will have read most of them.

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.

Tuolumne River 2013

This course introduced advanced undergraduate and early graduate students to multidisciplinary collaborative watershed and stream analysis through combined laboratory and field study of a selected river system. Topics relating to management of river systems were discussed throughout with emphasis on the management of Sierra Nevada rivers in California.

Grand Canyon 2013

Similar to past Ecogeomorphology classes, this year's Graduate class studied the geology, ecology and management of the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.