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The UC Center Sacramento explores the future of water in California

Jay Lund, Ph.D., Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

Water has always shaped California’s economy, society and ecosystems. This Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 12 – 1 p.m. (PT), the UC Center Sacramento will host a special event featuring Jay Lund, Ph.D., award-winning professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis.

Jay will trace California’s water from the end of the last ice age, sharing historical developments of small- and large-scale water management practices leading to today’s water system. Learn how dramatic changes in sea level, temperatures and runoff intersect with climate, ecosystem management and economic structure to shape the future of water availability in our state, and important policy challenges that impact our ability to react. Download an event flyer (PDF).

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About Jay Lund, Ph.D.

Jay Lund, Ph.D., is a professor of civil and environmental engineering at UC Davis and a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. His principal research interest is in the application of systems analysis, economic and management methods to infrastructure and public works problems. Jay has led the development and application of a large-scale optimization modeling for California’s water supply, as well as various other modeling studies for the management of flood control and environmental purposes. He is the co-author of several books and reports on the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta and of an analysis of economical water supply alternatives to the Hetch Hetchy Dam. He serves on the editorial boards of several water resources publications; has been a member of the advisory committee for the 1998 and 2005 California Water Plan Updates; has served as convener of the California Water and Environment Modeling Forum; and has been president of the Universities Council on Water Resources and the Delta Independent Science Board.

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