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Water Resources Coordinating Conference

Summary The Water Resources Coordinating Conference is aimed at providing a big picture view of water resource issues in the State and incorporating some examples of how those issues are being addressed by various members of ANR.
Workgroup Chair Information
Name Laosheng Wu (Chair)
Phone (951) 827-4664
Unit: Environmental Sciences
Location: 2258 Geology Building
Riverside, 92521-0424
Membership List
AES Scientist
Baerenklau, Kenneth Environmental Sciences
  Associate Professor of Environmental Policy   Associate Environmental Economist Environmental and natural resource economics and policy
Howitt, Richard Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Chair & Professor, Agricultural Economist Resource Economics, Environmental Economics, Quantitative Methods, Econometrics, Operations Research
Letey, John Environmental Sciences
  Professor Emeritus, Director Emeritus General water flow; infiltration; water pollution; drainage; irrigation; water repellency; transport phenomena in soils; mass flow and diffusion of pesticides; denitrification; evaporation; polymers; soil salinity.
Sunding, David Agricultural & Resource Economics & Policy
  Professor   CE Specialist water resources, technology development and adoption, wetlands, endangered species, pesticide regulation, law and policy analysis
CE Advisor
Aegerter, Brenna San Joaquin County
  Farm Advisor Vegetable Crops, Plant Pathology
Berrettoni, Kathy Yolo County
  Office Manager
Cahn, Michael Monterey County
  Farm Advisor, Irrigation and Water Resources Irrigation & Water Resources
Faber, Ben Ventura County
  Advisor Soils and water, avocados and minor subtropicals in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties.
Fulton, Allan Tehama County
  Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Kocher, Susie Central Sierra Cooperative Extension
  Forestry/ Natural Resources Advisor Forestry, fire and water quality, facilitation, public participation
Lancaster, Donald Modoc County
  Range and forage crops and natural resources
Long, Rachael Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor for Field Crops, Pest Management Pest management, agronomy, dry beans, alfalfa, water quality, oil seed crops
Miyao, Gene Capital Corridor MCP Cooperative Extension
  Farm Advisor, Vegetable Crops Processing tomato production.
Retired - Baameur, Aziz Small Farm Program
  Retired Emeritus, Farm Advisor Small Farms, cultivar evaluation, nutrient management, irrigation, specialty crops, vegetables, Asian vegetables, Small Farms
Smith, Rhonda Sonoma County
  Viticulture Farm Advisor Viticulture, wine grapes, water management, pest management, vine nutrition
CE Specialist
Atwill, Edward Veterinary Medicine Extension
  Director, Veterinary Medicine Extension Waterborne zoonotic disease, best management practices , microbial food safety, epidemiology
Bali, Khaled Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  Irrigation Water Management Specialist Irrigation and water management, irrigation systems, soil salinity, drainage, infiltration, water quality, TMDL, biosolids
Flint, Mary Louise Entomology (UCD)
  Extension Entomologist Emeritus, Entomology, UC Davis Integrated Pest Management, biological control, landscape and garden IPM, information dissemination and entomology.
Gan, Jay Environmental Sciences
  CE Water Quality Specialist and Professor of Environmental Chemistry Environmental risks and mitigation practices of pesticides, water and air quality issues related to pesticide uses, IPM practices
Hartz, Timothy Department of Plant Sciences
  CE Vegetable Crops Specialist Improved management regimes for commercial vegetable production, cultural practices for warm-season vegetable crops
Kaffka, Stephen Department of Plant Sciences
  Assistant CE Agronomist VI & Lecturer   WOS Works on sugar beets and safflower, particularly ways to improve the efficiency and reduce the environmental impact of producting these crops. Also works on water quality and agricultural drainage and salinity management.
Klonsky, Karen Agricultural & Resource Economics
  Specialist in Cooperative Extension, Emerita Farm Management and Production, Sustainable Agriculture and Organic Agriculture
Oki, Lorence Department of Plant Sciences
  Specialist in CE, Environmental Horticulture Irrigation and runoff management in urban landscapes and nurseries; effect of water quality (salinity) on plant growth; evaluating ornamental plants for use in landscape horticulture; introduction of plants for environmental horticulture. Additional unit assignment: Dept Human Ecology- Landscape Architecture Program, CoDirector UC Nursery and Floriculture Alliance
Schwankl, Lawrence Kearney Agricultural Research & Extension Center
  CE Irrigation Specialist, Retired Irrigation engineering, design, operation and management of irrigation systems, soil moisture monitoring, low-volume irrigation
Malkin, Richard
  Professor Emeritus Photosynthesis: energy transduction in biological membranes
Wu, Laosheng Environmental Sciences
  Professor   CE Water Management Specialist Soil physics, vadose-zone hydrology, water quality, water management
Other ANR
Amrhein, Christopher Environmental Sciences
  Professor   Soil Chemist Cation and anion exchange, dissolution and precipitation kinetics of soil minerals, influence of organic matter on soil chemical processes, saline and sodic soil reclamation
Boelk, Debra San Joaquin County
  Staff Research Associate II Vegetable crops, vegetative management, weed control in vegetables
Drouyor, Julie Program Planning & Evaluation
  Principal Program Analyst ANR Commodity Coordinator, NIWR, Professional Travel
Ellis, Amy Ventura County
  Staff Research Assistant Water Quality Programs
Ernst, Fred UC Riverside
  Soil Scientist
Flavell, Dustin Sierra Foothill Research & Extension Center
  SFREC Center Superintendent Everything required of Superman without the flying...yet
Frost, William ANR Research and Extension Center System
  CE Advisor, Emeritus
Holstege, Dirk UC Davis Analytical Laboratory
Kochi, Mark Yolo County
  Field Assistant
Lubell, Mark Environmental Science and Policy
  Professor  Water Policy in the AES My research focuses on human behavior and the role of governance institutions in solving environmental collective action problems and facilitating cooperation. My current projects include watershed management, environmental activism, agricultural best management practices, and institutional change in local governments. I have done many grower surveys to understand participation in environmental programs and adoption of environmental practices.
Windbiel-Rojas, Karey Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Statewide Program
  Associate Director for Urban & Community IPM/ Area IPM Advisor Integrated Pest Management
  Staff Toxicologist
Berkey, Jonathan Protected Harvest
Denton, Debra US EPA, Region 9
  Environmental Scientist
Gill, Sheryl CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
Goh, Kean CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
Hanak, Ellen Public Policy Institute of CA
  Research Fellow
Lewallen, John
McClain, Bob California Pear Advisory Board
  Research Coordinator Pear Research
Messina, Diana Central Valley Water Board
Newhart, KayLynn CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
  Associate ERS
Rentz, Mark CA Dept. of Pesticide Regulation
  Deputy Director
Shu, Jeffrey SWRCB
  Environmental Scientist
Sonke, Dan Protected Harvest
  Scientific Coordinator
Wilson, Craig SWRCB
  Sr. Environmental Scientist
Other UC
Atwood, Paul Water Resouces Center Archives
  Archivist, Head of Technical Services
Bae, Sung Woo UC Davis
Brush, Stephen Human & Community Development
  Professor   Anthropologist-AES Cultural change and development, social anthropology; cultural ecology, environmental issues in agricultural development, Latin American studies, peasant society
de Zutter, Caroline UC Santa Barbara
Fojut, Tessa UC Davis
French, Christine
  Technical Program Analyst Water Quality Management
Green, Peter UC Davis
  Research Engineer
Hermanowicz, Slav UC Berkeley
  Associate Professor
Hoque, Murshidul UC Davis
Hristova, Krassimira UC Davis
  Assistant Professor
Jensen, Jenny UC Davis
Kabir, Zahangir UC Davis
  Research Manager
Keller, Arturo UC Santa Barbara
King, Amy Land, Air & Water Resources
  Outreach Program Analyst
User, Unverified
Liu, Eric UC Santa Barbara
Lorente, Mario UC Davis
Los Huertos, Marc UC Santa Cruz
  Research Assistant
Ma, Stephanie UC Davis
McSwain, Belinda UC Davis
Oatman, Brian Controller & Business Services Director
  EH&S Manager Environmental Health & Safety
Steinmann, Kimberly UC Davis
Stewart, Valley Microbiology DBS
  Professor Bacterial Denitrification (Water Quality)
Sun, Pauling UC Santa Barbara
User, Unverified
Vida, Linda Water Resouces Center Archives
  Director Can provide a variety of information about water resources in California, the West, nationally and internationally.
User, Unverified
Wuertz, Stefan
  Professor Environmental Engineering
Young, Thomas
  UC Davis
Zhang, Xuyang UC Davis
  Graduate Student
Membership Totals
Number of Members82
ANR Members68
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