Water and California: The Pivotal Role of the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta
with Prof. Dennis Baldocchi
Thursday November 8, 2018
Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM
Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave. Berkeley, CA
East Bay Science Cafe is back in a new location! Join us at Cafe Leila on San Pablo Avenue for an evening of science, conversation, and community. Cafe Leila specializes in fresh California Cuisine and artisanal tea drinks.
BYOB (wine and beer) is welcome with purchase of menu item.
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta, a venue about 60 miles from Berkeley, is the conduit for much of the water transferred through the state.
Today it is a disturbed, vulnerable and artificially-created landscape. It is an important part of California as it is home to productive agriculture and battleground for many environmental issues challenging the State of California relating to sustainable land management and land use, fish, water, agriculture, water quality and recreation.
In this talk, Prof. Baldocchi will describe the Delta problem, and predicate it with information on its geography, physical history, its current state, projection for the future. He will address questions from our research on how to stop and reverse the dramatic soil subsidence that is occurring and what are the unintended consequences.