Research and Outreach Projects
In collaboration with the California Institute for Water Resources, University of California academics provide solutions to address water-related issues in California. The Institute leverages federal investment to focus attention on the most critical water issues for the state. Currently funded projects include:
- Roya Bahreini of UC Riverside is looking at the relationship between water management and air quality at the Salton Sea, where low water levels are leading to increased dust from the dry lakebed.
- Amanda Banet of CSU Chico is studying how exposure to high temperatures during incubation impacts the later health and survival of Pacific salmonids.
- Andrew Gray of UC Riverside is finding out how debris flow management effects water quality.
- Igor Lacan of the UC Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources is investigating the performance of trees used streetside stormwater management facilities.
- Bruce Linquist of UC Davis is quantifying methylmercury loads from rice fields to determine whether they may be of concern.
- Jonathon London and Carolina Balazs of UC Davis are assessing the promise of Integrated Regional Water Management as an approach to address the lack of safe and affordable water in disadvantaged communities throughout California.
- Clarissa Nobile of UC Merced is using a high-tech metagenomic approach to research a potential problem for groundwater wells across the state: biofouling, which could be a costly challenge.
Learn more about all our current research projects by visiting the individual project links on the left sidebar.
Researcher Stephanie Carlson
of UC Berkeley in the field
Integrated Regional Water
(Community Water Center)