Turbulent Futures

Water and Climate Change in Times of Crisis

Event Details

When: May 11-12, 2017

Where: University of California, Riverside

Featuring: Newsha Ajami as Keynote Speaker

Poster Session is available for all attendees to present research related to water.

Join us at UCR for an interdisciplinary look at the past, present and future of water in changing times. We will be connecting perspectives from academia, industry, non-profits, and government to address modern environmental, social, and political water crises.

Registration is free and space is limited! A poster session is also available for those who wish to showcase their ongoing research.

Schedule of Events

Thursday, May 11, 2017 | Winston Chung Hall (WCH) 205/206

2:00PM – 3:00PM REGISTRATION AND POSTER DROP-OFF

3:00PM – 3:15PM WELCOME ADDRESS

  • Dr. Mary Gauvain, Professor of Psychology
  • Dr. Sharon Walker, Interim Dean, Bourns College of Engineering 

3:15PM – 4:15PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS

  • Dr. Newsha Ajami - Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West and Senior Research Associate, Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment

4:15PM – 6:00PM WATER MANAGEMENT: PAST & PRESENT

  • Moderator: Dr. Marylynn V. Yates – Professor Environmental Microbiology, UCR
  • Valerie Simon - Environmental Management Consultant - Peregrine SEMS
  • Dr. Justin Scott-Coe - Water Resources and Community Affairs Manager, Monte Vista Water District
  • Dr. William Deverell - Professor of History, University of Southern California

6:15PM – 8:00PM WELCOME RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION at the Alumni Center

Hors d’oeuvres will be served


Friday, May 12, 2017 | Highlander Union Building (HUB) 355

9:00AM – 9:30AM CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST 

9:30AM – 11:15AM RESPONSE TO CLIMATE CHANGE 

  • Moderator: S. Drew Story - IGERT Fellow
  • Dr. Paul Steinberg – Professor of Political Science & Environmental Policy and Malcolm Lewis Chair of Sustainability, Harvey Mudd College        
  • Alex Leumer – Nature Conservancy, California Climate Change Program
  • Heather Dyer – Water Resources Project Manager, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District

11:30AM – 1:00PM LUNCH at Highlander Union Building 269

1:15PM – 3:00PM WATER IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT 

  • Moderator: Dr. Peter Atkinson – Professor of Entomology, UCR
  • Dr. Ariel Dinar- Professor, School of Public Policy, UCR
  • Jose Angel – Water Resource Control Board, California Environmental Protection Agency 
  • Dr. Samantha Ying - Professor of Soil Biogeochemistry, UCR

3:00PM – 3:15PM COFFEE BREAK 

3:15PM – 4:00PM CONCLUSIONS & NEXT STEPS

  • Celeste Cantu - Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

4:00PM – 4:15PM CLOSING REMARKS 



Accomodations

  • Mission Inn - 3649 Mission Inn Avenue, Riverside, CA 92501 - (951) 784-0300
  • Marriott - 3400 Market Street, Riverside, CA 92501 - (951) 784-8000
      • 1510 University Ave, Riverside, CA 92507 - (951) 276-1200

This conference is made possible by UCR WaterSense IGERT and support from the National Science Foundation.