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The Burly Men of UCCHM Raise Water Awareness, by Stephanie Castle

The Burly Men of UCCHM Raise Water Awareness, by Stephanie Castle

Water conservation in Southern California has become a heightened issue among water users over the past decade.  In the midst of a drought starting in 2005, University of California Center for Hydrologic Modeling (UCCHM) water researchers have relentlessly tried to share important research findings with policy makers and the public to expose the dire need … Continue reading


  • Just back from talks at the GSA meeting in Charlotte, UNC Chapel Hill, Grand Valley State, the American Water Summit in Chicago, and the Milken Institute California Summit. Next week I'll be speaking locally, at Orange Coast College, where a screening of Last Call at the Oasis will follow my lecture.  In between Thanksgiving and AGU, I'm visiting old friend and colleague Doug Alsdorf at Ohio State. Planning for our Middle East trip is picking up with help from Friends of the Earth Middle East and colleagues at Ben-Gurion University. We are now looking at late February for our visit, which is technically the capstone of the Birdsall-Dreiss 2012 lectures.

OK, that's pretty cool. Thanks Circle of Blue!

'Last Call at the Oasis' explores the global water crisis at home and abroad. Now available on DVD. In selected theaters or organize your own screening at

The UC Center for Hydrologic Modeling provides best available models and data services for the state

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Design professional Richard Vijgen's rendering of GRACE and USGS groundwater depletion data displayed on Times Square beginning on World Water Day, March 22, 2012.