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September 2017

DON CAMERON – On Farm Groundwater Recharge and Other Agricultural Issues

September 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Don Cameron General Manager Terranova Ranch Inc. DATE: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: On Farm Groundwater Recharge and Other Agricultural Issues BIO: Don is a graduate of California State University, Fresno with a degree in Biology. He is married with two adult children. Since 1981, Don has been the Vice President and General Manager of Terranova Ranch, Inc. located 25 miles southwest of Fresno, California. Terranova farms approximately 6,000 acres, in addition to 1,500…

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DAVID SEDLAK – Think Globally, Drink Locally

September 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: David Sedlak Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley Co-Director of Berkeley Water Center DATE: Wednesday, September 20, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:15pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Think Globally, Drink Locally DESCRIPTION: Many of the world’s cities are recognizing that their current water supplies will be unable to meet the challenges posed by climate change and population growth. In response to these concerns, some cities have begun to invest in massive projects to import water from long distances. Other…

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October 2017

CLAIRE SNELL-ROOD – Unequal Places and Health: Why Does Culture Matter?

October 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Claire Snell-Rood, PhD Assistant Professor Health and Social Behavior UC Berkeley School of Public Health DATE: Wednesday, October 4, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:15pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Unequal Places and Health: Why Does Culture Matter? DESCRIPTION: Environmental justice advocacy and research has drawn critical attention to how unequal physical and social environments have lead to health disparities. Less attention has been brought to bear on why the symbolic, social, and cultural meanings of unequal environments make a difference for health.…

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COLLOQUIUM – Alison Post

October 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Alison Post Associate Professor of Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies UC Berkeley DATE: Wednesday, October 11, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Infrastructure Networks and Urban Inequality: The Political Geography of Water Flows in Bangalore DESCRIPTION: Infrastructure services such as water, electricity, and mass transit are central to urban livelihoods. Yet large populations in the developing world receive poor quality services, or lack access entirely. This presentation will illustrate the importance of understanding network structure in analyzing…

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COLLOQUIUM – Ana Mascarenas

October 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Ana Mascarenas Assistant Director for Environmental Justice California Department of Toxic Substances Control DATE: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Environmental Justice in California: Challenges and Opportunities DESCRIPTION: California’s environmental justice movement has shifted the way policymakers and regulators approach environmental issues in historically marginalized communities throughout the state. Through creating spaces and resources for environmental justice analyses within government, California is spurring policy changes that seek to address both the process and distribution of…

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COLLOQUIUM – Lydia Vaughn

October 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Lydia Smith Vaughn Postdoctoral Research Associate, UC Berkeley Department of Integrative Biology DATE: Wednesday, October 25, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Subsurface Controls on Carbon Dynamics in a Changing Arctic Ecosystem DESCRIPTION: With climate change in the Arctic, temperatures are expected to rise at twice the global rate. This rapid change has the potential to disrupt local ecosystems and generate climate feedbacks as carbon now stored in frozen soils is converted to carbon dioxide and methane. While…

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November 2017

RANJIT DESHMUKH – Getting India Off the Coal Wagon

November 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PDT
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Ranjit Deshmukh ITRI-Rosenfeld Postdoctoral Fellow, Energy Technologies Area Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   DATE: Wednesday,November 1, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:30pm PLACE: 126 Barrows   TITLE: Getting India Off the Coal Wagon   DESCRIPTION: India, with one of the fastest growths in energy demand and emissions, and some of the most ambitious renewable energy targets in the world, is in the midst of an enormous energy transition. In this presentation, Ranjit will share results from sections of his dissertation on analyzing India’s…

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WHENDEE SILVER – The Potential of Soil Carbon Sequestration to Help Mitigate Climate Change: From Garbage to Gold?

November 8 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PST
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Whendee L. Silver Professor of Ecosystem Ecology and Biogeochemistry and Rudy Grah Endowed Chair in Forestry and Sustainability, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management DATE: Wednesday, November 8, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:15pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: The Potential of Soil Carbon Sequestration to Help Mitigate Climate Change: From Garbage to Gold? DESCRIPTION: The fields of ecology and biogeochemistry hold tremendous potential to contribute to our understanding of climate change. The majority of research to date has focused on describing the problem – estimating…

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COLLOQUIUM – Peter Nico

November 15 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PST
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Peter Nico Soil and Environmental Biogeochemist Staff Scientist at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Resilient Energy, Water and Infrastructure Program Domain Lead DATE: Wednesday, November 15, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:15pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Impact of Subsurface Structure on Water Dynamics During On-Farm Water Recharge DESCRIPTION: On-farm water recharge is a promising approach for capturing excess winter flows in order to support the sustainable management of groundwater. Other on-farm recharge studies have been devoted to understanding the suitability of both crops and…

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IMRAN SHEIKH – Decarbonization of Residential Space and Water Heating in California

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm PST
126 Barrows Hall, 126 Barrows Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720 United States
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SPEAKER: Imran Sheikh Assistant Professor - Institute for Energy Studies Department of Environmental Sciences Western Washington University DATE: Wednesday, November 29, 2017 TIME: 4:00-5:15pm PLACE: 126 Barrows TITLE: Decarbonization of Residential Space and Water Heating in California DESCRIPTION: Achieving deep decarbonization goals will require a transition away from fossil fuels for residential space and water heating. While many options are available to decarbonize this sector, electrification appears to be the most promising. In this presentation, Imran Sheikh will share analysis…

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