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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Scientists discuss restoration and reconciliation in the Delta

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The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, focused on the concept of ‘reconciliation ecology’, an approach that recognizes that a return to a pre-development state is not possible for natural systems and that human uses will continue; therefore new ecosystems must be created […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Money, Water and Fish: Prospects for Reconciliation

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The California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center in the spring of 2014, focused on the idea of reconciliation ecology, an emerging discipline based on the idea that the traditional idea of setting aside reserves of pristine habitat for nature will not protect species enough […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: A regulator perspective on balancing environmental and economic interests

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The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center,brought together speakers from a variety of backgrounds to discuss how California’s water systems could work to meet both ecosystem and economic objectives.  In this presentation, two environmental law professors and the chief attorney for California’s water […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Farms, floods, fowl and fish on the Yolo Bypass: Can we all get along here?

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The California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center in the spring of 2014, brought together environmental leaders, scientists, agency officials, and others to discuss how water systems can be reconciled to achieve both ecosystem and economic objectives.  The series of talks focused on reconciliation ecology, an […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Professor Hap Dunning and Justice Ronald B. Robie discuss groundwater regulation and more

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The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, is bringing together distinguished speakers to discuss how water systems for both ecosystem and economic objectives. In this set of speeches, environmental law professor Harrison “Hap” Dunning and California Court of Appeal Justice Ronald B. Robie […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Reconciling Ecosystem Goals for San Francisco Bay

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Although the concept of ‘reconciliation ecology’ was articulated by Michael Rosenzweig in the early 2000s, the idea of coming together to resolve the challenges of human development and ecosystem health at the edges of the San Francisco Bay has been in play since the 1990s. The Baylands Ecosystem Habitat Goals project created a regional vision for the restoration of 100,000 […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: ACWA’s Tim Quinn and the Nature Conservancy’s Jay Ziegler with management, economics and infrastructure perspectives on reconciliation ecology

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This year’s 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, is focusing on the concept of ‘reconciliation ecology’, an emerging discipline based on the idea that the traditional idea of setting aside reserves of pristine habitat for nature will not protect species enough to avoid […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Peter Moyle and Melanie Truan: Applying reconciliation ecology to aquatic ecosystems in California

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The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series, presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center, focused on the concept of ‘reconciliation ecology’, an emerging discipline that is based on the premise that traditional conservation strategies of designating nature reserves and restoration projects will not afford enough protection to present large-scale extinction, […]

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California Water Policy Seminar Series: Michael Rosenzweig: Tactics for conserving diversity: Global vertebrate patterns point the way

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The 2014 California Water Policy Seminar Series presented by the UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences and the law school’s California Environmental Law & Policy Center is focusing on how to manage water systems for both ecosystem and economic objectives – an immense challenge for engineers, ecologists, lawyers, water managers and policymakers alike.  This year’s seminar series explores the “reconciliation” approach to saving nature, or […]

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California Water Blog: UC Davis speakers series: Critical problems for California water policy

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From yours truly at the California Water Blog: “California’s water future is at a critical juncture. The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is declining, both as a reliable hub for exporting water for millions of Californians and millions of farmed acres, and as an ecosystem supporting a vast array of wildlife.   The Delta Reform Act of 2009 set a fundamentally new […]

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