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Job Opening with Trinity River Restoration Program


Trinity River Restoration Program is hiring a physical scientist or engineer to serve as a hydrology/geomorphology expert on an interdisciplinary team of specialists. The job entails providing oversight and and design recommendations for restoration projects including: environmental flow releases, channel rehabilitation, gravel augmentation, riparian revegetation, floodplain creation, sediment management, and watershed restoration. The job provides a rare opportunity to be involved in all aspects of a large river restoration program (planning, design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation).

The job announcement closes on Oct 31.

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Upcoming AGU Poster on Sooyeon’s ‘Master Middle Ware’ tool


Sooyeon Yi is presenting a poster at the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Annual Meeting in New Orleans.

“Master Middle Ware: A Tool to Integrate Water Resources and Fish Population Dynamics Models” will be posted during session H11C: Connecting Environment, Technology, and Society: Decision Support Tools for Built Environments 2.

She will present on Monday 11 December 2017 between 8:00a to 12:20p. Check her poster out!

Green Infrastructure Posters at State of Estuary Conference in Oakland, CA

Jennifer Natali, Anneliese Sytsma and Ari Frink (MLA '17) shared their work on Green Infrastructure and Contra Costa County's Fifty-Year Plan at the State of the Estuary Conference in Oakland, CA on October 10-11, 2017. 

To address the problem of aging flood control infrastructure and eventual need for facility replacement, they are defining a framework for identifying opportunities to integrate multi-functional green infrastructure into existing suburban development in Walnut Creek Watershed. 

Their poster cluster presented three major perspectives of this effort:  1. Restoration of Aquatic Ecosystems, 2. Infiltration Suitability Mapping, and 3. Land Use Planning and Policy.


UC Berkeley Environmental Planning Studio Goes to Lisbon…


In March, the UC Berkeley Environmental Planning studio travelled to Barreiro, which is located in the Lisbon Metropolitan Area, lying in the South Bank of the Tagus Estuary Lisbon, Portugal. The students participated in a one-week workshop over spring break, working with post-graduate students from Lisbon and Ghent to study how to enhance the ecological benefits provided by the proximity to the estuary, how to cope with changes introduced by shifting economic conditions and sea-level rise, and how to improve connectivity along, and to, the city’s estuarine shorelines, bearing in mind the environmental and social issues at play.

Matt Kondolf delivers keynote…

Professor Matt Kondolf will deliver a keynote address entitled, “Challenges, impacts, and management opportunities for sediment in large river basins” to the meeting of the European Sediment Network in Genoa, Italy on 15 June. The meeting brings together researchers and managers from across Europe to address issue in sediment research and management.

Rafael Schmitt receives Young Researcher Award…


Postdoctoral scholar Rafael Schmitt received the Young Researcher Award of the International Hydropower Association (IHA) as an “emerging talent in the hydropower sector” for his work on modeling sediment transport and selecting optimal dam portfolios
in the lower Mekong River ( IHA News ). The award is given bi-annually at the IHA world congress. The award ceremony took place on May 9th in Addis Ababa during the IHA world congress, where Rafa presented his research.