California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
California Institute for Water Resources
University of California
California Institute for Water Resources

Drought and Water Experts

UC Agriculture and Natural Resources


UC Berkeley

Further drought and water experts can be found at UC Berkeley News.

UC Davis

UC Irvine


Further drought and water experts can be found through the UCLA Institute of Environment and Sustainability.

UC Merced

UC Riverside

  • Hoori Ajami - ]hydrology, surface water-groundwater interactions

  • Ken Baerenklau - urban water conservation

  • Ariel Dinar - water and environmental economics

  • Andrew Gray - watershed hydrology

  • David Jassby - membrane technologies, wastewater recycling and desalination

  • Amir Haghverdi - urban water management, landscape evapotranspiration, smart irrigation technologies, soil hydrology, Twitter: @UCRWater 

  • Haizhou Liu - aquatic chemistry, water supply and salt management

  • Mark Matsumoto - urban and agricultural water reuse, small-scale treatment systems

  • Mehdi Nemati - water resource economics and policy

  • Dennis Pittenger - landscape water conservation, water requirements of landscapes and landscape plants

  • Kurt Schwabe - drought in arid and semi-arid areas, agriculture, economics

  • Sharon Walker - water quality and reuse

  • Melanie Yazzie - water, Navajo/American Indian history, settler colonialism, political ecology

UC Santa Barbara

  • Dave Herbst - water and climate variability impacts on Sierra streams

  • Leah Stokes - water, climate, and energy public policy, Twitter: @leahstokes

  • Naomi Tague - hydrology, ecosystem processes, land use and climate change

  • Casey Walsh - anthropology, political economy, Mexico-United States borderlands, water, commodities

  • Robert Wilkinson - water policy, water/energy/climate integrated analysis

UC Santa Cruz

  • Andrew Fisher - groundwater, managed recharge, extreme precipitation, water quality, The Recharge Initiative

  • Ruth Langridge - climate change, drought and water supply, groundwater drought reserves

  • Michael Loik - desert rangeland and montane forest physiology and ecology, ecohydrology, meteorology, and rain and snow processes

  • Eric Palkovacs - freshwater ecology, eco-evolutionary dynamics, fisheries and fish ecology

UC San Diego

Scripps Institution of Oceanography

CSU Fresno

Further drought and water experts at CSU Fresno can be found through the California Water Institute.

You can also visit our full list of California academic institutions that focus on water. And if you are a California academic that would like to be added, email faith dot kearns at ucop dot edu.


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