Hero Image

UC ANR Water Webinar Series

Join us for the UC ANR Water Webinar series! Started in 2020, the UC ANR water webinar series provides a virtual platform to get to know water-interested colleagues inside and outside the university, share ideas, build networks, and learn about ongoing and upcoming issues and challenges in California water. The seminar series is organized by UC ANR's Water Program Team, led by Tobias Oker, Ted Grantham, Ali Montazar, and Safeeq Khan.


The webinar series is open to all. Talks are held the fourth Monday of the month from 12-1pm PT over Zoom at the link https://tinyurl.com/anrwaterwebinar. Pre-registration is not required. Alternative Zoom links and call-in options are listed at the bottom of the webpage.

Talks since 2020 are available at the links below.

Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Speaker Title Date
Kosana Suvocarev, Assistant Professor of Cooperative Extension, Dept. of Land, Air, and Water Resources, UC Davis
Biometeorological measurements, modeling and remote sensing for real world impact 3/25/24
Andre Daccache, Associate Professor, Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis
Harnessing the strength of the technology for better agricultural water management 2/26/2024
Chris Oliveras Martinez, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California Irvine
Surface Water Chemical and Microbial Impacts of Wildland-Urban Interface Fires
Allison O'Dowd, Professor, Environmental Science and Management, Cal Poly Humboldt
River undammed: Exploring biological responses to Klamath dam removal
Ali Montazar, UCCE Imperial, Riverside, & San Diego Counties Tools and Strategies to Mitigate Water Crisis in the Desert Southwest 09/25/2023

Fall 2022-Spring 2023

Speaker Title Date
Curt Pierce, UCCE Tehama County Drought Mitigation Strategies for Tree Crops (not recorded) 09/26/2022
Karrigan Bork, UC Davis School of Law (abstract) Western Water: A Counter Narrative 10/24/2022
Grace Woodmansee, UCCE Siskiyou County (abstract) On-ranch drought planning and adaptation: What we’ve learned and where we’re heading with research and extension efforts in California 11/28/22
Erica Siirila-Woodburn, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (abstract) Impacts of a Changing Hydroclimate on California Water Resources 01/23/23
Kristin Dobbin, UC Berkeley Advancing the human right to water in California: Water system consolidation, local climate adaptation, and sustainable groundwater planning for a more equitable water future 02/27/23
Erik Porse, California Institute for Water Resources Forecasting Urban Water Conservation and Impacts in California for Statewide Policy Development 03/27/23
Eta Takele, UC Cooperative Extension (abstract) High Density Planting of Avocado in High Water Cost Region of California 05/22/23

Fall 2021-Spring 2022 

Speaker Title Date
John Abatzoglou, UC Merced (abstract)

Running Dry? Quantifying California’s ongoing drought

Maura Allaire, UC Irvine (abstract) Water Equity and Safe Drinking Water Act Compliance: Evidence from California 10/15/2021
Jay Lund, UC Davis (abstract) The Great Drought of 2020-2021 - Is it over, and what are the challenges if it isn't? 11/19/2021
Rebecca Ryals, UC Merced (abstract) The Role of Soil Carbon and Soil Health in Agricultural Water Management  01/21/2022
Daniele Zaccaria, UC Davis (abstract) Research and Extension Efforts to Enhance Agricultural Water Management for Specialty Crops in the San Joaquin Valley 02/18/2022
Luke Milliron, UC ANR (abstract) Asking Growers if their Crops are Thirsty 03/18/2022
Angel Santiago Fernando Bou, UC Merced (abstract) California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment for the San Joaquin Valley Region 04/15/2022
Helen Dahlke, UC ANR (abstract) Water Conservation Benefits and Environmental Concerns of Managed Agricultural Aquifer Recharge 05/20/2022
Michelle Leinfelder-Miles, UC ANR (abstract) Soil and Water Resource Management in Cropping Systems of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Region 06/17/2022

Fall 2020-Summer 2021

Fall 2019-Summer 2020

Speaker Title Date
Kosana Suvocarev, UC Davis Evapotranspiration and Greenhouse Gas Management 08/11/2020
Mehdi Nemati, UC Riverside Urban Water Utility Challenges 07/14/2020
Josue Medellin, UC Merced Systems Management 05/12/2020
Ellen Bruno, UC Berkeley Water Economics 04/14/2020
Mallika Nocco, UC Davis Irrigation Strategies 03/10/2020
Safeeq Khan, UC Merced Watershed Management 02/11/2020
Ted Grantham, UC Berkeley Environmental Flows 01/14/2020
Sam Sandoval, UC Davis Scientists and Water Policy 11/12/2019

Zoom information:

Join the webinar:

Meeting ID: 936 5256 1513
Passcode: 188075

One tap mobile
+16699006833,,93652561513# US