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Drought summit aims to quench thirst for water crisis information

By From page A7 | April 24, 2014

Thirsty for information on California’s water crisis? The UC Davis Institute for Watershed Sciences is hosting a summit on the drought Friday at the state Capitol. The all-day event is free and open to the public, though pre-registration is encouraged.

Speakers include professors and scientists from across the state, as well as the state climatologist and the vice chair of the Delta Stewardship Council. UCD engineering professor Jay Lund, who writes the California Water Blog, will participate in a panel on drought-proofing the state. Other topics include potential impacts to local economies and ramifications for endangered species.

Can’t make it to Sacramento? The university recently launched the California Drought Watch website, which details resources and experts and water-saving tips.

The summit will be held in Room 4202 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., with a closing reception at the UC Center Sacramento. Due to the Fix 50 project, the event’s organizers recommend allowing an extra hour to attendees’ estimated commute.

Elizabeth Case

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