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Water Quality, Quantity and Security Panel Members

How the Panel helps

The SI Panels help


1. Create vision, 2. Identify themes & priorities, 3. Input to Strategic Plan, 4. Hold meetings, 5. Operate a think tank, 6. Help build capacity, 7. Input to staffing needs, and 8. Manage grants


1. Collate stories & highlights, 2. Develop materials (white papers, etc.), 3. Foster debate


1. Represent UC ANR and the SI, 2. Engage stakeholders and government, 3. Raise awareness, 4.Represent on Program Council

Initiative Leader

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Dr Helen E. Dahlke
Title: Associate Professor in Integrated Hydrologic Sciences
Specialty: physical hydrology, surface water - groundwater interactions, groundwater recharge, on-farm recharge, nutrient transport, stochastic hydrology, DNA tracer technology
1 Shields Avenue
3006 Plant and Environmental Science Building
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: (530) 302-5358
Email: hdahlke@ucdavis.edu

Panel Members

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Andre S Biscaro
Title: Irrigation and Water Resources Advisor
Specialty: Irrigation and nutrient management of berry and vegetable crops
669 County Square Dr., Suite 100, Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura, CA 93003
Phone: 805-645-1465
Email: asbiscaro@ucanr.edu
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Dr Ellen M Bruno
Title: CE Specialist in Quantitative Policy Analysis
Specialty: Agricultural economics, water resource economics
223 Giannini Hall
Berkeley, CA, CA 94720
Email: ebruno@berkeley.edu
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Janet S Hartin
Title: Area Environmental Horticulture Advisor
Specialty: Environmental horticulture, urban greening, climate-ready trees, "Trees for Tomorrow" arboriculture, irrigation needs of landscape plants
UC Cooperative Extension, Los Angeles County
700 W. Main Street
Alhambra, CA 91801
Phone: (951) 313-2023
Email: jshartin@ucanr.edu
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Dr Darren L Haver
Title: Director for REC System & Interim Director South Coast REC
South Coast Research & Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
(949) 301-9182 x1002
Irvine, CA 92618
Phone: (949) 301-9182 x1002
Email: dlhaver@ucanr.edu
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Dr Safeeq Khan
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist, Water and Watershed Sciences
Specialty: Watershed Hydrology, Hydrological Modeling, Climate Change
5200 North Lake Road
SRE 411
Merced, CA 95343
Email: msafeeq@ucanr.edu
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Isaya Kisekka
Title: Assistant Professor and Assistant Irrigation Engineer in AES
Specialty: Irrigation Management and Agricultural Water Management
One Shields Avenue
Davis, CA 95616
Phone: 530-379-9549
Email: ikisekka@ucdavis.edu
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Michelle Leinfelder-Miles Ph.D.
Title: Farm Advisor
Specialty: Crop Production, Soil and Water Resources, the Delta
Cooperative Extension San Joaquin County
2101 East Earhart Avenue, Suite 200
Stockton, CA 95206
Phone: 209-953-6100
Email: mmleinfeldermiles@ucanr.edu
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Mallika Arudi Nocco
Title: Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist
Specialty: Soil-Plant-Water Relations; Irrigation Management
Email: manocco@ucdavis.edu
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Tapan B Pathak
Title: Specialist in Climate Adaptation in Ag
Specialty: Applied climate in agriculture
UC Merced - Sierra Nevada Research Institute
5200 N. Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343
Phone: 209-228-2520
Email: tpathak@ucanr.edu
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Amir Verdi
Title: Assistant CE Professor
Specialty: Precision agriculture, soil hydrology, landscape and agricultural irrigation, data mining, remote sensing
2258 Geology Building
Riverside, CA 92521-0424
Phone: 951-827-4774
Email: amirh@ucr.edu