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Dr. Erik Christian Porse

Director of the California Institute for Water Resources and Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist
University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources
2801 Second Street
152
Davis, CA 95618
(530) 240-2612
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Biography

Dr. Erik Porse is the Director of the California Institute for Water Resources and an Associate Cooperative Extension Specialist within the University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources (UC ANR). Erik is an engineer, environmental scientist, and policy analyst who focuses on water and environmental management. Since 2011, Erik's work in California has included studies on safe drinking water, efficient urban water use, sustainable groundwater management, water reuse, beneficial uses of stormwater, environmental finance, and water resource systems analysis.

Education

Ph.D. Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, University of California Davis. 2014
M.P.P. Science and Technology Public Policy, George Mason University. 2005
B.S.E. Acoustical Engineering and Music, University of Hartford. 2002

Discipline

Environmental Science and Policy

Specialty

Water resources management and policy, systems analysis, urban water, asset and utility management, public policy, water resource systems analysis, watershed

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Bibliography

Peer Reviewed

  • Porse, Erik; Leo, Caitlyn, et al. (2023). Adapting wastewater management systems in California for water conservation and climate change. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. 1-14. February 26, 2023.
  • Shuang, Qing; Ring Ting Zhao, and Porse (2023). Cluster Analysis and Predictive Modeling of Urban Water Distribution System Leaks with Socioeconomic and Engineering Factors. Water Resources Management. Dec. 2023.
  • Porse, Erik (2023). Systems analysis of metropolitan-scale reuse with effects on water supply resilience and water quality. Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems. 1-23.
  • Porse, Erik; Poindexter, Cristina, et al. (2022). Climate change risk and adaptation costs for stormwater management in California coastal parklands. Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure. 1-14. 2022.
  • Babchanik, D.; Salt, D., et al. (2022). Municipal Stormwater Management Spending in California: Data Extraction, Compilation, and Analysis. Environmental Management. 69:6, 1053-1065. 2022.
  • Porse, Erik; Kerner, Maureen, et al. (2022). Stormwater utility fees and household affordability of urban water services. Water Policy. 24:6, 998-1013. 2022.
  • Li, Dongyue; Engel, Ruth A., et al. (2021). "Stay-at-Home Orders during the COVID-19 Pandemic Reduced Urban Water Use." Environmental Science & Technology Letters: acs.estlett.0c00979.
  • Porse, Erik C.; Mika, Kathryn B., et al. (2020). "Energy Use for Urban Water Management by Utilities and Households in Los Angeles." Environmental Research Communications 2(1)
  • Pincetl, Stephanie; Porse, Erik, et al. (2019). "Adapting Urban Water Systems to Manage Scarcity in the 21st Century: The Case of Los Angeles." Environmental Management 63(3): 293-308.
  • Fournier, Eric D.; Federico, Felicia, et al. (2019). "Effects of building size growth on residential energy efficiency and conservation in California." Applied Energy 240: 446-452.
  • Porse, Erik; Pincetl, Stephanie (2019). "Effects of Stormwater Capture and Use on Urban Streamflows." Water Resources Management 33(2): 713-723.
  • Pincetl, Stephanie; Gillespie, Thomas W., et al. (2019). "Evaluating the effects of turf-replacement programs in Los Angeles." Landscape and Urban Planning 185: 210-221.
  • Porse, Erik (2019). "Merging network governance and systems analysis for urban water management." Civil Engineering and Environmental Systems: 1-19.
  • Porse, Erik; Mika, Kathryn B., et al. (2018). "Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 144(3)
  • Derenski, Joshua; Porse, Erik, et al. (2018). "Spatial and temporal analysis of energy use data in Los Angeles public schools." Energy Efficiency 11(2): 485-497.
  • Porse, Erik; Mika, Kathryn B., et al. (2018). "The economic value of local water supplies in Los Angeles." Nature Sustainability
  • Porse, Erik; Mika, Kathryn B., et al. (2017). "Systems Analysis and Optimization of Local Water Supplies in Los Angeles." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 143(9): 04017049.
  • Pincetl, Stephanie; Porse, Erik, et al. (2016). "Fragmented Flows: Water Supply in Los Angeles County." Environmental Management
  • Porse, Erik; Derenski, Joshua, et al. (2016). "Structural, Geographic, and Social Factors in Urban Building Energy Use: Analysis of Aggregated Account-Level Consumption Data in a Megacity." Energy Policy 96: 179-192.
  • Lane, Belize, A.; Sandoval-Solis, Samuel, et al. (2015). "Environmental Flows in a Human-Dominated System: Evaluating Integrated Water Management Strategies in the Big Bend Reach of the Rio Grande/Bravo Basin." Journal of River Reserach and Applications
  • Porse, Erik; Sandoval-Solis, Samuel, et al. (2015). "Integrating Environmental Flows into Multi-Objective Reservoir Management for a Transboundary, Water-Scarce River Basin: Rio Grande/Bravo." Water Resources Management 29(8): 2471-2484.
  • Porse, Erik; Lund, Jay R. (2015). "Network Analysis and Visualizations for Water Resources Infrastructure in California: Linking Connectivity and Resilience." Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management 04015041
  • Porse, Erik; Lund, J R (2015). "Network Structure, Complexity and Adaptation in Water Resource Systems." Civil and Environmental Engineering Systems 32(1-2): 143-156.
  • Porse, Erik; Glickfeld, Madelyn, et al. (2015). "Pumping for the masses: evolution of groundwater management in metropolitan Los Angeles." GeoJournal
  • Farzan, Shahla; Young, Derek J. N., et al. (2015). "Western Juniper Management: Assessing Strategies for Improving Greater Sage-grouse Habitat and Rangeland Productivity." Environmental Management 56(3): 675-683.
  • Porse, Erik (2013). Assessing Infrastructure Decisions to Manage Water Resources in the Valle de México. 13th edition of the World Wide Workshop for Young Environmental Scientists (WWW-YES-2013) - Urban waters: resource or risks? Ã?cole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées.
  • Porse, Erik (2013). "Stormwater Governance and Future Cities." Water 5(1): 29-52.

Non-Peer Reviewed

  • OWP at Sacramento State (2022). Environmental and Economic Effects of Water Conservation Regulations in California: Evaluating effects of urban water use efficiency standards (AB 1668-SB 606) on urban retail water suppliers, wastewater management agencies, and urban landscapes (trees and urban parklands). Sacramento, CA, Prepared by the Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State, the University of California Los Angeles, the University of California Davis, and California Polytechnic University Humboldt. January 2022.
  • Muller, Brook; Amon, Adell, et al. (2022). Redrawing our urban waters: Merging design, law, and policy in advancing distributed water systems. The Routledge handbook of sustainable cities and landscapes in the Pacific Rim.Y. Yang and A. Taufen. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, Routledge.
  • Porse, Erik (2021). Urban Water Demand Regression Modeling for California Water Suppliers. Sacramento, CA, Office of Water Programs at Sacramento State. 1/20/21.
  • EFC at Sacramento State (2020). Evaluating Benefits and Costs for Stormwater Management. Part 2: Evaluating Municipal Spending in California. Sacramento, CA, EPA Region 9 Environmental Finance Center at Sacramento State University. May 2020.
  • EFC at Sacramento State (2019). A Toolkit for Stormwater Asset Management and Funding: Appendix A. Sacramento, CA, EPA Region 9 Environmental Finance Center at Sacramento State University. May 2019.
  • EFC at Sacramento State (2019). Evaluating Benefits and Costs for Stormwater Management. Part 1: Methods and Challenges. Sacramento, CA, EPA Region 9 Environmental Finance Center at Sacramento State University. July 2019.
  • Mika, Katie; Gallo, Elizabeth, et al. (2018). LA Sustainable Water Project: Los Angeles City-Wide Overview. Los Angeles, CA, UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Colorado School of Mines. January 2018.
  • OWP (2018). Stormwater Resource Plan for the American River Basin. Sacramento, CA, Office of Water Programs, Sacramento State University, on behalf of regional American River Basin Stakeholdres. June 2018.
  • Porse, Erik (2017). Artes: A Model of Urban Water Resources Management in Los Angeles. https://erikporse.github.io/artes/. UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities, Los Angeles, CA. May 2017.
  • Pincetl, Stephanie; Gillespie, Thomas W., et al. (2017). Evaluating the effects of turf-replacement programs in Los Angeles: A report for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. Los Angeles, CA, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. 2017.

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