Water use & quality

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Winery wastewater a viable Water Source For Vineyards

Winery wastewater a viable Water Source For Vineyards

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 06, 2015 04:40 PM

UC Davis scientists assessed winery wastewater samples monthly and conclude that - under the right conditions - wastewater is a viable irrigation source.

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Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

Farmland May Provide Key To Replenishing Groundwater

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 09, 2015 08:53 AM

Replenishing supply may benefit everyone in the drought-stricken Golden State.

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Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

Lake Tahoe Mobile App Lets Visitors Be Citizen Scientists

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2015 11:31 AM

Data will help researchers better understand Lake Tahoe's fragile nearshore.

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Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

Drought Costs California Money, Jobs

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 18, 2015 10:19 AM

In 2015, the drought will cost California agriculture $1.84B and 10,100 jobs.

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Tule Sensors Measure Up

Tule Sensors Measure Up

by John Stumbos — last modified Aug 11, 2015 04:19 PM

Alumnus improves irrigation management with novel technology.

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UC Davis Helps Winemakers Sustainably Produce Premium Wine

UC Davis Helps Winemakers Sustainably Produce Premium Wine

by Diane Nelson — last modified Aug 10, 2015 12:00 PM

The work is the latest in more than a century of trail-blazing viticulture and enology science at UC Davis

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Knowledge Roundup

Knowledge Roundup

by John Stumbos — last modified Jul 30, 2015 03:02 PM

Rustici Rangeland Science Symposium draws crowd to UC Davis.

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Working Together To Manage Drought

Working Together To Manage Drought

by Diane Nelson — last modified Jul 16, 2015 04:08 PM

CA&ES researchers are developing and improving technology to help manage California's scarce water resources.

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Farms That Help Wildlife

Farms That Help Wildlife

by By Nathaniel Seavy, John Eadie, Jeffrey Mount, Peter Moyle — last modified May 15, 2015 10:31 AM

Some crops that generate low revenues per unit of water may actually have high environmental value.

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Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

Sunscreen Nanomaterials Harmful To Marine Life

by Kat Kerlin — last modified May 12, 2015 03:51 PM

Newly published UC Davis study questions the safety of nanomaterials.

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Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

Nitrogen Fingerprints Point To Warmer World

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Apr 30, 2015 03:31 PM

Developing an accurate way to forecast nitrogen's effects on the climate cycle.

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UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

UC Davis Ecologist Elected To NAS

by UC Davis Dateline Staff — last modified Apr 28, 2015 03:02 PM

National Academy of Sciences selects UC Davis theoretical ecologist Alan Hastings to join academy.

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Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

Finding Hope Amid Enduring Drought

by Helene Dillard — last modified Mar 06, 2015 09:51 AM

Dean Helene Dillard's editorial examines how UC Davis is seeking practical water solutions.

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Smothered Oceans

Smothered Oceans

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Feb 10, 2015 03:56 PM

Extreme oxygen loss in oceans accompanied previous global climate change.

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'Rice-enomics' In A Drought

'Rice-enomics' In A Drought

by Brad Hooker — last modified Dec 19, 2014 02:18 PM

Deep ties with the area - and UC Davis - are helping one farmer take on agricultural challenges.

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Cloudy Water Affects Rural Immigrants’ Health

Cloudy Water Affects Rural Immigrants’ Health

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Dec 10, 2014 03:08 PM

Even when it's safe to drink, discolored tap water isn't likely to be consumed by poor immigrant communities.

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Expanding California's Water Supply

Expanding California's Water Supply

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 21, 2014 12:13 PM

Larger reservoirs do not necessarily lead to increased storage amounts.

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Preparing Trees For Winter

Preparing Trees For Winter

by Dave Fujino, California Center for Urban Horticulture — last modified Oct 29, 2014 04:54 PM

Tips to prepare your trees for winter, wet or dry.

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Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

Identifying High-Priority Dams For Fish Survival

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 22, 2014 03:49 PM

Scientists have identified 181 California dams that may need to increase water flows to protect native fish downstream.

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'Poster Child' For Sustainable Wine Production

'Poster Child' For Sustainable Wine Production

by cnicolin — last modified Sep 25, 2014 11:56 AM

CBS13 Sacramento covers the water-saving technologies that make sustainable wine production possible.

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Not Quite Water Rights

Not Quite Water Rights

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 12:09 PM

California has given away rights to far more water than it actually has.

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State of the Lake: High (Tech) and Dry at Tahoe

State of the Lake: High (Tech) and Dry at Tahoe

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Aug 19, 2014 10:30 AM

Annual report explains how drought, climate change, and other factors are driving lake changes.

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Groundwater usage threatens future supply

Groundwater usage threatens future supply

by Pamela Kan-Rice — last modified Jul 16, 2014 03:03 PM

"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.

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California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever

California agriculture faces greatest water loss ever

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 15, 2014 09:26 AM

Groundwater key to state’s agricultural resilience and vulnerabilities.

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Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

Survey says ‘California’s blackbird’ in sharp decline

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:05 PM

Tricolored Blackbird population has declined by 64% since 2008; endemic mostly in California.

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UC Davis and Dubai: collaborate on sustainability

UC Davis and Dubai: collaborate on sustainability

by Karen Nikos-Rose — last modified Jul 03, 2014 02:01 PM

New sustainable city in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, inspired by West Village, UC Davis.

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Economics of drought: Central Valley agriculture

Economics of drought: Central Valley agriculture

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 03, 2014 09:48 AM

Drought could cost the industry $1.7 billion and loss of 14,500 jobs this year.

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Drought may hit rice crop hard

Drought may hit rice crop hard

by John Stumbos — last modified May 30, 2014 08:21 AM

Acreage cutback is precedent setting, says Professor Dan Sumner.

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Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

Swim to sea? These salmon are catching a lift

by Ann Filmer — last modified May 19, 2014 03:02 PM

Salmon being moved by truck and barge to sustain their populations during drought.

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Fruit and Nut Center helps growers optimize irrigation

Fruit and Nut Center helps growers optimize irrigation

by Diane Nelson — last modified Apr 25, 2014 01:50 PM

Pressure chambers that measure plant water stress are part of the interactive website.

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How the winery of the future is taking shape

How the winery of the future is taking shape

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 25, 2014 02:55 PM

Executives learn about technological advances to address key winemaking issues.

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Finding common ground for farms and fish

Finding common ground for farms and fish

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 21, 2014 11:14 AM

Floodplain research project mimics natural systems for more efficient water use.

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Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

Sources on California's drought: UC Davis experts

by Pat Bailey, Kat Kerlin — last modified Jun 18, 2015 11:52 AM

Experts available to the media: drought and water-supply issues in California.

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Drought has influenced policy changes before

Drought has influenced policy changes before

by John Stumbos — last modified Apr 15, 2014 11:28 AM

Professor Mark Lubell describes weather’s role in building support for water projects.

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Sometimes there’s no solution for not enough rain

Sometimes there’s no solution for not enough rain

by John Stumbos — last modified Mar 17, 2014 11:11 AM

Lack of Nevada hay has far-reaching consequences for ranchers.

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Conserve water during landscape irrigation

Conserve water during landscape irrigation

by Jeannette Warnert — last modified Mar 10, 2014 02:39 PM

To conserve water, turn off irrigation sprinklers after rainfall when soil is wet.

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Drought’s gloomy outlook in California

Drought’s gloomy outlook in California

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 28, 2014 03:02 PM

Prof. Dan Sumner and alumnus Bill Chandler discuss impact in San Joaquin Valley

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Drought could be the worst in 500 years

Drought could be the worst in 500 years

by Ann Filmer — last modified Feb 26, 2014 09:16 AM

Drought will have a multi-year impact on Calif. fruit trees; Ken Schackel, Dept. of Plant Sciences.

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California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

California farmers brace for drought, unemployment

by afilmer — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:47 AM

Drought could lead to soaring unemployment in Central Valley farming communities.

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Perspectives on endangered species

Perspectives on endangered species

by John Stumbos — last modified Feb 11, 2014 09:26 AM

UC Davis scientists Peter Moyle and Aaron Lotz share their perspectives on endangered species.

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Drought

by admin — last modified Apr 23, 2014 01:45 PM

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.

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Rustici Endowed Research Project

by admin — last modified Jan 13, 2015 01:36 PM

Summary paragraph

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California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

California ranchers: Severe drought impacts

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 29, 2014 08:26 AM

Ranchers will be immediately impacted by severe drought, and most face lack of forage.

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UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

UC Davis in global top 10 for sustainability

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 27, 2014 09:19 AM

Of all UC campuses, only Davis made the top 10; UI GreenMetric World University Ranking.

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River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

River water diversions threaten green sturgeon

by Pat Bailey — last modified Jan 21, 2014 09:44 AM

Young sturgeon may be killed by unscreened pipes that divert river water.

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Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

Wild Campus students create wildlife habitats

by afilmer — last modified Mar 18, 2014 02:35 PM

Student organization at UC Davis creates wildlife habitats on campus and off campus.

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Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

Endangered Species Act sets a high standard

by afilmer — last modified Jan 08, 2014 08:50 AM

Professor Peter Moyle's op-ed about the importance of the Endangered Species Act for fish.

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For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

For fish and rice to thrive in Yolo Bypass, ‘just add water’

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Nov 04, 2013 08:45 AM

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.

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Major gift addresses California water problems

Major gift addresses California water problems

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 10:53 AM

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.

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Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

Cattle grazing and clean water are compatible on public lands, new study finds

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:01 AM

Livestock grazing, public recreation, and clean water are compatible goals on national forest lands.

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Eastern Coachella Valley report finds elevated levels of air and water pollution

Eastern Coachella Valley report finds elevated levels of air and water pollution

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

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.

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Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens

Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building opens

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:02 AM

Supporters and wine industry leaders gathered at UC Davis to celebrate the opening of the Jess S. Jackson Sustainable Winery Building.

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Improving stream habitats in California’s Scott River

Improving stream habitats in California’s Scott River

by afilmer — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

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.

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Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

Impacts of climate instability on Southwest

by Kat Kerlin — last modified Oct 17, 2013 11:07 AM

In an era of climate instability, the southwestern U.S. faces many environmental and agricultural challenges, which are addressed in a new book.

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Helping Growers Optimize Irrigation

Helping Growers Optimize Irrigation

by Diane Nelson — last modified Sep 11, 2015 10:40 AM

Technology developed at UC Davis is giving growers tools to help irrigate more effectively.

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