Ever wondered what springs in the wilderness look like—or how many are out there?
California Water: 2018 and Beyond
Felicia Marcus, Chair California State Water Resources Control Board
For a bird’s eye view of California’s movement toward integrated water management, join us for a special seminar by Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board for California. Ms. Marcus will offer insights about California’s efforts to reach across traditional geographic and organizational silos to create its 2014 California Water Action Plan. As climate change, population growth, and other drivers challenge our resources, Ms. Marcus will look toward the future and describe strategies and lessons we can all use to get the best water outcomes possible.
Felicia Marcus is Chair of the State Water Resources Control Board for California. Prior to this appointment, Marcus served in positions in government, the non-profit world, and the private sector including serving as the Regional Administrator of the U.S EPA Region IX under the Clinton Administration. Prior to that, she headed the Los Angeles’ Department of Public Works at a time when the City went from garnering lawsuits to garnering national awards for environmental excellence. Marcus received her juris doctorate from New York University School of Law in 1983, where she was a Root-Tilden Fellow.
Due to technical issues, this presentation was not recorded.
Water Roots: Springs in our wildest places
WRRC Brown Bag - Navigating Water Policy in Uncertain Times: New vs. Old Paradigms
What does water security mean in the 21st century and how do we reconfigure water policy for a more sustainable future? Although drought and water scarcity have driven conflict throughout history, there are increasing efforts across the U.S. to bring a more collaborative and systems-based approach to water governance. This talk examines the current water policy landscape and the ways in which a clash of paradigms is playing out between the legacy systems of the past and the new paradigm solutions of the future.
New Techniques for Mapping planted versus fallowed croplands using MODIS data
An important metric to monitor for optimizing water use in agricultural areas is the amount of cropland left fallowed, or unplanted. Fallowed croplands are difficult to model because they have many expressions; for example, they can be managed and remain free of vegetation or be abandoned and become weedy if the climate for that season permits.