University of California, Riverside

Center for Conservation Biology

SC Groundwater & Climate Change Workshop


Southern California Groundwater & Climate Change Workshop

(Friday, February 24, 2012)

Presented by the Water Policy and Science Center & the Center for Conservation Biology University of California, Riverside



To bring together resource agencies, water districts, university scientists and other groundwater stakeholders to explore linkages among climate change, human systems and the groundwater supply of southern California. Climate change coupled with increasing water demands threaten the water supply to southern California.



The workshop features presentations by federal, state, and local water agencies. The presentations will examine climate change and groundwater sustainability across multiple scales ranging from the western United States to a local California aquifer. Objectives are to:
(1) Discuss agency actions to address climate change impacts,and
(2) Identify information gaps, agency needs and data resources.



Dr. James Sickman
Department of Environmental Sciences, UCR

Dr. Mike Allen
Director, Center for Conservation Biology, UCR

Dr. Ariel Dinar
Director, Water Policy and Science Center, UCR


Dr. Subhrendu Gangopadhyay
U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
Groundwater Hydrology in West-Wide Climate Risk Assessment: No Standard Practice [PDF]
Rich Juricich
California Department of Water Resources
California Groundwater Data and Analyses: Work in Progress and Challenges [PDF]
Andrew Schwarz
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
California Climate Change Analyses: Looking Back and Looking Ahead [PDF]
Kathy Kunysz
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Three Key Elements for Water Supply Reliability for Southern California [PDF]
Mark Norton
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Santa Ana River Integrated Regional Water Management Planning – An Approach to Climate Change [PDF]
Bob Tincher
San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District
Managing Climate Change Uncertainty in the Bunker Hill Groundwater Basin [PDF]


More Information 

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Center for Conservation Biology
1435 Boyce Hall

Tel: (951) 827-5494