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Past · September 3, 2020

Making the Most of Water for the Environment

Virtual Event

September 3, 2020 · 11:00 am - 12:00 pm


About the Program

Water and land management have greatly altered river flows across California, degrading ecosystems and decimating native species. A different approach to managing environmental flows is needed to arrest the decline.

PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow Ted Grantham will outline a new report on using “functional flows”—which restore seasonal components of river flow—to sustain the biological, chemical, and physical processes necessary for ecosystem health. A panel of experts will discuss how to put this approach into practice.

This research and event were supported with funding from the S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation and the funders of the PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellowship.


11:00 a.m. Welcome and Presentation
Ted Grantham, 2019 PPIC CalTrout Ecosystem Fellow and cooperative extension specialist at the University of California, Berkeley

11:15 a.m. Panel Discussion
Moderator: Jeffrey Mount, senior fellow, PPIC Water Policy Center
Michael Belchik, senior biologist, Klamath River Division of the Yurok Tribal Fisheries Program
Bronwen Stanford, senior environmental scientist, California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Julie Zimmerman, lead freshwater scientist, The Nature Conservancy
11:45 a.m. Audience Q&A

12:00 p.m. Adjourn


Water, Land & Air