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Jeffrey Mount
Jeffrey Mount
Senior Fellow

Water policy, climate change policy

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Jeffrey Mount is a senior fellow at the PPIC Water Policy Center. He is an emeritus professor of earth and planetary sciences and founding director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at the University of California, Davis. A geomorphologist who specializes in the study of rivers, streams, and wetlands, his research focuses on integrated water resource management, flood management, and improving aquatic ecosystem health. He has served on many state and federal boards and commissions that address water resource management issues in the West. He has published more than a hundred articles, books, and other publications, including the seminal book California Rivers and Streams (UC Press). He holds a PhD and MS in earth sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

curriculum vitae

Droughts in California
California’s Future
California’s Future: Water and a Changing Climate
Priorities for California’s Water
Making the Most of Water for the Environment: A Functional Flows Approach for California’s Rivers
A Path Forward for California’s Freshwater Ecosystems
California’s Water Grid
Climate Change and California’s Water
Dams in California
Water Use in California
California’s Water
California’s Water: Climate Change and Water
California’s Water: The Colorado River
California’s Water: Managing Droughts
California’s Water: Preparing for Floods
California’s Water: Protecting Headwaters
California’s Water: The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
California’s Water: Storing Water
California’s Water: Water for the Environment
Managing Drought in a Changing Climate: Four Essential Reforms
A New Approach to Accounting for Environmental Water: Insights from the Sacramento–San Joaquin Delta
Managing California’s Freshwater Ecosystems: Lessons from the 2012-16 Drought
Floods in California
Improving the Health of California’s Headwater Forests
Managing Water for the Environment During Drought: Lessons from Victoria, Australia
Improving the Federal Response to Western Drought: Five Areas for Reform
What If California’s Drought Continues?
Policy Priorities for Managing Drought
Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta Ecosystem
Scientist and Stakeholder Views on the Delta Ecosystem
Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options
Aquatic Ecosystem Stressors in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Where the Wild Things Aren’t: Making the Delta a Better Place for Native Species
Managing California’s Water: From Conflict to Reconciliation
California Water Myths
Comparing Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Envisioning Futures for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
Anticipating and Addressing the Impacts of the Drought
California’s Latest Drought in 4 Charts
Commentary: As Drought Alarms Sound, Don’t Ignore the Environment
Setting Aside Environmental Water for the San Joaquin River
Commentary: New Approach Needed to Protect Health of California’s Rivers
High and Rising: Flood Risk in California Grows
California’s 21st Century Megadrought
Managing Freshwater Ecosystems in a Pandemic
Commentary: Competing Narratives on Delta Outflow Fuel Water Conflict
Commentary: Newsom’s Water Framework Is Imperfect but Necessary. The Alternative Is Further Deterioration of the Delta
California’s Wild and Scenic Rivers Act Hampers Shasta Reservoir Project
Commentary: California Must Stop Relying on the Endangered Species Act to Manage the Environment
Rising Seas Bring Rising Water Management Challenges
Commentary: Delta Interests Should Seize the Opportunity to Cease Water Fights
Commentary: Peace in California’s Water Wars is Within Grasp
Adapting to an Uncertain Water Future
Commentary: A Chance to Solve the Delta Quandary
A Water Budget for the Environment
Groundwater Management is Key to Adapting to Climate Change
The Connection between Groundwater and Surface Water
Hurricanes Are Getting Worse. California Should Take Note
Make California’s Water Grid Climate-Ready
How Wildfires Affect California’s Water Supply
An Alternative Approach to Managing the Delta
Commentary: California Should Plan as if Drought Has Returned
Reforming Water Management for the Environment
Commentary: California’s Forests are Dying—They Need Better Care
What Recent Hurricanes Mean for Flood Insurance in California
Commentary: What Did We Learn from the Drought?
The High Cost of Fixing Levees
Yesterday’s Dams Face Tomorrow’s Floods
Understanding the New Federal Water Law
From Drought to Deluge
Commentary: A Grand Compromise for the Delta
California’s Snow Drought
Lessons on Sustaining the Environment During Drought
Reconnecting the Klamath
A California Drought Report Card
There’s Always Drought Somewhere in the West
A Pragmatic Reason to Protect Freshwater Fish
California’s Environment Needs a Water Budget
Saving Native Fishes from Extinction
Managing Wildfires Requires New Strategies
Extinction Risk for Native Fish if Drought Persists
Don’t Count on El Niño to End the Drought
Proposed Reservoirs Are No Panacea for Drought
Better Reservoir Management Would Take the Heat off Salmon
Reminder: Droughts Often End with Floods
Drought: 10 Ways the Federal Government Can Help
A Dry Run for a Dry Future
New Strategy, New Challenges for the Delta
Farms that Help Wildlife
Managing Tough Trade-offs in the Delta
Nine Policy Challenges for California Water
Drought Watch: The End of the Rainy Season
Caring About Delta Levees During a Drought
Drought Watch: Priorities for Cities and Farms
Drought Watch: Water Not Wasted to the Sea
Commentary: Set Water Priorities to Prepare for Drought
Drought Watch: Managing—and Learning from—Scarcity
Drought Watch: Is This the End of Our Dry Spell?
Drought Watch: It’s the Heat and the Humidity
Drought Watch: What If 2015 Is Dry?
Drought Watch: Crises as Catalyst for Policy Change
Drought Watch: Water for the Environment
Drought Watch: Our Thirsty Lawns
Drought Watch: Putting Some Myths to Rest
Drought Watch: Groundwater, Our Hidden Asset
Drought Watch: Improving Environmental Management
Drought Watch: Keeping Better Track of Water
Drought Watch: Harnessing the Storms
Drought Watch: Saving the Fish
Drought Watch: How Much Do Recent Rains Matter?
Drought Watch: Size Matters…in a Drought
Drought Watch: A Better Way to Manage Water for Fish
Drought Watch: Drought Declarations and Water Policy
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