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Flood experts

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Flood impacts, forecasting, models

Michael Dettinger, UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography 

Extreme weather, climate change, snow and snowmelt, streamflow, and groundwater, Twitter: @Mdettinger

Dennis Lettenmaier, UCLA

Modeling and predicting the role of land hydrology in the climate system, hydrologic variability related to changing climate and land cover/land use

David Neelin, UCLA

El Niño/Southern Oscillation phenomenon, climate variation

Doug Parker, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Director, California Institute for Water Resources, water policy, economics, general California water issues

Dave Pierce, UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography

California snowpack, Colorado River water supply, El Niño and La Niña, and climate change

Marty Ralph, UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director, Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), atmospheric rivers, and developing strategies and inputs for potential future forecast-informed reservoir operations

Soroosh Sorooshian, UC Irvine

Director, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing, precipitation measurement, remote sensing

Daniel Swain, UCLA

Climate, extreme events, Twitter: @Weather_West

 

Climate, temperatures, snowpack


Roger Bales
, UC Merced 

Climate change, snow and ice, SierraNet real time hydrological data, Twitter: @rbalesuc

Dan Cayan, UC San Diego Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Director, California Nevada Applications Program (CNAP), climate variability and climate change, and climate-hydrology-other sector linkages  

Martha Conklin, UC Merced

Surface/groundwater interaction, snow processes

Lynn Ingram, UC Berkeley

Paleoclimate, climate change in California

Norm Miller, UC Berkeley

Climate, flooding

Tapan Pathak, UC Merced

Climate adaptation in agriculture

 

Flooding and infrastructure

Amir Aghakouchak, UC Irvine

Monitoring and forecasting, FloodRISE, Twitter: @AmirAghaKouchak

Timu Gallien, UC San Diego

Urban and coastal flooding

Jay Lund, UC Davis

Water resource management,Center for Watershed Sciences, Twitter:@JayLund113

Nicholas Pinter, UC Davis 

Flooding, natural hazard management and mitigation

Brett Sanders, UC Irvine

Flooding and erosion hazards, FloodRISE

 

Risk, policy, natural disaster response

Ed Balsdon, San Diego State University

Risk management

Robert Bea, UC Berkeley

Risk assessment and management of engineered systems, Center for Catastrophic Risk Management

Dave Feldman, UC Irvine

Water policy 

Mark Lubell, UC Davis

Water policy, cooperation and decision-making, network analysis, Twitter: @EnvPolicyCenter

Gaspar Rivera Salgado, UCLA

Farm labor, migration

Christine Rodrigue, CSU Long Beach

Hazards, emergency management, risk assessment and management

Robert Wilkinson, UC Santa Barabara

Water policy, water/energy/climate integrated analysis

 

Agriculture and food safety

Khaled Bali, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soils, irrigation, drainage

Michael Cahn, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Water management for vegetables and berries

Helen Dahlke, UC Davis

Surface water resources, flood irrigation, snowpack and groundwater recharge, Twitter: @hedahlke

Ted DeJong, UC Davis

Tree crop physiology

David Doll, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Almonds, pistachios, walnuts, Twitter: @thealmonddoctor

 

Luis Espino, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rice

Allan Fulton, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources 

Irrigation and water resources

Jeremy James, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Rangelands, pasture, livestock, Twitter: @Jeremy_J_James

John Madigan, UC Davis

Equine- flooding, evacuation, standing water, flood related injuries and illness

Jeff Mitchell, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Soil cover crops, conservation tillage

Dan Munk, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Irrigation management

Toby O'Geen, UC Davis

Soil-landscape relationships, hydropedology

Doug Parker, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Director, California Institute for Water Resources, water policy, economics, general California water issues

Mike Payne, UC Davis

Livestock health, Western Institute of Food Safety and Security

Robert H. Poppenga, UC Davis

Animal exposure to chemicals/toxicants as a result of flooding

Sam Sandoval Solis (available for interviews in Spanish), UC Davis

Agricultural and municipal water, policy

Ken Tate, UC Davis

Rangelands, grazing, watersheds, Rangeland Watershed Laboratory

 

Urban and storm water management

Ken Baerenklau, UC Riverside

Urban water conservation

Missy Gable, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Landscape water management, Twitter: @UCmastergarden

Madelyn Glickfield, UCLA

Institute of Environment and Sustainability, integrated local water supply and management in Southern California

Mark Gold, UCLA

Institute of Environment and Sustainability, recycled water, stormwater capture, groundwater, local integrated water management

Igor Lacan, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Urban stormwater management

Mark Matsumoto, UC Riverside 

Urban and agricultural water reuse, small-scale treatment systems

Lorence (Loren) Oki, UC Davis 

Landscape water management, Twitter: @LorenOki

Dennis Pittenger, UC Riverside

Landscape water conservation, water requirements of landscapes and landscape plants

David Sedlak, UC Berkeley

Urban water supply, Twitter: @water4point0

 

Groundwater

Andrew Fisher, UC Santa Cruz

Groundwater, managed recharge, extreme precipitation, water quality, The Recharge Initiative

Graham Fogg, UC Davis

Groundwater

Thomas Harter, UC Davis

Groundwater contamination and resources, Twitter: @Wasserstille 

Daniel Tartakovsky, UC San Diego

Groundwater and surface water/groundwater interaction

 

Ecosystems

Matt Kondolf, UC Berkeley

Hydrology, environmental geology, riparian zone management

Laurel Larsen, UC Berkeley

Hydroecology, wetlands, sediment transport, environmental fluid mechanics

David Lewis, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Watershed management

Peter Moyle, UC Davis

Watershed management and fish

Scott Stephens, UC Berkeley

Wildfire impacts, forest management

Sally Thompson, UC Berkeley

Ecosystems and surface water systems

Josh Viers, UC Merced

Watershed science, climatic and hydrological change vulnerability assessment and adaptation strategies

You can also visit our full list of California academic institutions that focus on water. For county-level UC Agriculture and Natural Resources experts, contact your county cooperative extension office.

Note: if you are a California academic with flood-related expertise that would like to be added to this list, please email faith.kearns at ucop.edu.

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