The life force of our planet, water is our most precious, yet imperiled, resource. How much do we have? How is it used? How can our water management be improved? Learn more about UC efforts to create a sustainable water system for our state.

Date: 1/12/2018
The long California drought forced many growers to pump groundwater to irrigate their crops. With the establishment of California's Sustainable Groundwater Management Act replenishment of California's groundwater supplies is of utmost importance. To develop replenishment strategies, Professor Helen Dahlke joins fellow UC Davis researchers, UC Cooperative Extension and California farmers to test the impacts of irrigating almond orchards in the winter to recharge groundwater aquifers and to help manage water resources sustainably. Recorded on 03/22/2016.

Date: 6/9/2017
A team of researchers strives to understand the hydrological cycle in a California Redwood forest, using advanced technology to track the life cycle of water in the forest; where it comes from, how long it stays and how it is used by the forest ecosystem.

Date: 5/5/2017
How researchers at UC Merced are developing a better understanding of the three sources of water upon which California depends in order to adapt to the effects of environmental changes and make better use of this most precious of our natural resources.

Date: 5/5/2017
Researchers from UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS) have developed an innovative remote sensing network to provide real-time assessment of California snow pack in order to better manage water supplies for a variety of users.