Water and its scarcity have affected the American West for centuries, with increases in water demand from prehistoric time to the diverse urban, agricultural, and environmental uses of today. With a changing climate, what can science, policy, and history tell us about water scarcity and our future?|
Please join us for an evening lecture followed by a day-long conference with presentations and panel discussions by scientists, historians, policy makers, and current stakeholders on the past, present, and future of water scarcity in the West.
Monday, April 6th.
5:30pm-8pm "The Faces of Water Scarcity": reception, contributed poster session, exhibit by documentary photographer Matt Black, and keynote presentation by John Laird, California Secretary of Natural Resources
Tuesday, April 7th
Characterizing water scarcity over time: historian Louis Warren, climate scientist David Easterling, and paleoclimate scientist Frances Malamud-Roam
Characterizing water scarcity in different sectors: economist Richard Howitt, ecologist Peter Moyle, water manager Pat Mulroy
Coping with water scarcity, social science perspectives: geographer Richard Walker, historian Mark Fiege, economist David Sunding
Coping with water scarcity, natural science perspectives: hydrologist Reed Maxwell, climate scientist Daniel Swain, rangeland scientist Ken Tate
UC Davis Conference Center
550 Alumni Lane
Davis, CA 95616
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|