Water use & quality
UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.
Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.
Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.
In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.
Alumnus improves irrigation management with novel technology.
The work is the latest in more than a century of trail-blazing viticulture and enology science at UC Davis
Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.
CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.
Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.
Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.
Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.
National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.
Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.
Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.
Deep ties with the area - and UC Davis - are helping one farmer take on agricultural challenges.
Even when it's safe to drink, discolored tap water isn't likely to be consumed by poor immigrant communities.
Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.
Tips to prepare your trees for winter, wet or dry.
Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.
CBS13 Sacramento covers the water-saving technologies that make sustainable wine production possible.
California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.
Annual report explains how drought, climate change, and other factors are driving lake changes.
"A significant number of regions in California won't have groundwater available in another generation or two if we continue business as usual." -- UC Davis scientists Thomas Harter and Helen Dahlke.
Groundwater key to state’s agricultural resilience and vulnerabilities.
Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.
New sustainable city in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, inspired by West Village, UC Davis.
Drought could cost the industry $1.7 billion and loss of 14,500 jobs this year.
Acreage cutback is precedent setting, says Professor Dan Sumner.
Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.
Pressure chambers that measure plant water stress are part of the interactive website.
Executives learn about technological advances to address key winemaking issues.
Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.
Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.
Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.
Lack of Nevada hay has far-reaching consequences for ranchers.
To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.
Prof. Dan Sumner and alumnus Bill Chandler discuss impact in San Joaquin Valley
Drought will have a multi-year impact on Calif. fruit trees; Ken Schackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences.
Drought could lead to soaring unemployment in Central Valley farming communities.
UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.
Our scientists are engaged in wide-ranging efforts to address California’s severe drought. This work is helping the state’s fruit and vegetable farmers stretch limited water supplies, rangeland cattle ranchers in need of management information, and urban dwellers seeking water-saving landscape ideas. Other scientists are monitoring the impact of the critical water shortage on our environment. Here are some examples of what we’re doing to make every drop count.
Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.
Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.
Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.
Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.
Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.
Rice fields in California’s Yolo Bypass provide a bug buffet for juvenile salmon on their journey to the sea, resulting in fat and fast-growing salmon.
The Center for Watershed Sciences received a $10 million gift to build on its success as a center for problem-solving research on California's critical water issues.
Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.
Residents of the Eastern Coachella Valley in Riverside County live every day with elevated environmental hazards in their air and water, according to a new UC Davis study.
Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.
A UC Davis team is developing a groundwater management tool for better streamflow conditions for salmon and steelhead in northern California's Scott River Valley.
In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.