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:
- Maura Allaire of UC Irvine is assessing the health impacts of impaired water quality in California.
- Ellen Bruno of UC Berkeley is researching the relationship between groundwater regulation and land fallowing.
- Helen Dahlke of UC Davis is researching agricultural groundwater banking in alfalfa.
- Ted Grantham of UC Berkeley is analyzing how fish habitat responds to summer streamflow augmentation.
- Amir Haghverdi of UC Riverside is using remote sensing techniques to see how turfgrass responds to different irrigation strategies.
- Isaya Kisekka of UC Davis is researching precision irrigation management for optimizing limited water in young and mature almond orchards.
- Rosemary Knight of Stanford is estimating hydraulic conductivity in glacial aquifers.
- Mehdi Nemati of UC Riverside is determining the effect of pricing structure on urban water demand.
- Eric Palkovacs of UC Santa Cruz is studying how habitat restoration impacts salmon and water management.
- Albert Ruhi of UC Berkeley is developing a mechanistic understanding of the multi-scale effects of drought on riverine biodiversity.
- Leah Stokes of UC Santa Barbara is evaluating variable success rates in water conservation policy during California's drought.
- Amelia Vankeuren of CSU Sacramento is analyzing groundwater dynamics after California drought.
- Margaret Zimmer of UC Santa Cruz is assessing water storage for management in California’s oak woodlands.
Learn more about all our research projects by visiting the individual project links on the left sidebar.
Researcher Stephanie Carlson
of UC Berkeley in the field (M. Bogan)
Integrated Regional Water
Management community meeting
(Community Water Center)