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
We have changed our regular time to the Second Thursday of the month
Space is limited!
Audience will be admitted until the venue reaches capacity.
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.
Dennis Baldocchi is a Professor of Biometeorology at UC Berkeley. His research focuses on the ‘breathing of the biosphere’ by measuring and modeling the exchange of greenhouse gases between ecosystems and the atmosphere. Prof. Baldocchi was born and reared at the edge of the Delta and for the past 10 years he and his lab have been measuring carbon dioxide and methane exchange over crops and restored wetlands in the Delta.