University of California
ANR Statewide Conference 2018

4C. Science Session

Community Views and Actions to Sustain Water Resources in California

This session will share UC ANR program activities that are having impact on water resource management at statewide, regional, or local scales.  It will highlight activities and impacts across California’s diverse watersheds and give early, mid, and late career staff opportunities to converse and network.  Please consider joining the conversation.

Moderator: Ruth Dahlquist-Willard, Small Farms Advisor, Fresno County (invited)

10:30 Functional Forests and Rangelands 

  • 10:30 Forestry Perspective Susie Kocher, Forestry and Natural Resources Advisor, Central Sierra CE
  • 10:40 Rangeland Perspective - David Lewis, County Director and Watershed Management Advisor, Marin CE

10:50 Conservation-Minded Urban Landscapes

  • 10:50 Southern California - Amir Haghverdi, CE Watershed Management Specialist, UC Riverside
  • 11:00 Central California - Karrie Reid, Environmental Horticulture Advisor, San Joaquin CE

11:10 Water Management Conundrum in Irrigated Agriculture

  • 11:10 On-Farm Water ConservationKhaled Bali, CE Water Management Specialist, Kearney Research Extension Center
  • 11:20 Active Groundwater Recharge - Thomas Harter, Statewide Groundwater CE Specialist, Dept. of Land, Air and Water Resources, UC Davis

11:30 Drinking Water Problems and Solutions

  • 11:30 Informing Policy with ResearchLaura Vollmer, Project Policy Analyst, Nutrition Policy Institute
  • 11:40 Project 4-H2O - Joint presentation 
    • Charles Go, 4-H Youth Development Advisor, Alameda and Contra Costa CE
    • Marisa Neelon, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Science Advisor, Alameda CE

11:50 Panel question and answer opportunities

12:00 End


Planning Committee: Allan Fulton, Darren Haver, Doug Parker, Christina Hecht, Susie Kocher, Tapan Pathak

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