Integrating Science, Management, and Policy for the Future of Water in California

Climate Change, Water, and Society Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (CCWAS IGERT) “State of the Science” Workshop; Sacramento, California, 8–9 April 2013

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Society faces complex, multifaceted problems that call for research that transcends disciplinary boundaries and informs public policy. Water resources management in the face of climate change in California is one such challenge. Understanding responses to future conditions requires integration of climatic, hydrologic, ecological, and social dynamics. To catalyze the development and application of this science, the graduate students of the U.S. National Science Foundation–funded Climate Change, Water, and Society Integrative Graduate Education and Research Traineeship (CCWAS IGERT) at the University of California, Davis organized a “State of the Science” workshop to identify knowledge gaps; promote cross-disciplinary communication, fertilization, and collaboration; and better connect science and policy.

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