Alumna Reports on Wildfires and Water Supply
Alumna Gabrielle Boisramé (CE PhD '16: Advisor Professor Sally Thompson) authored A Tale of Two Fires: How Wildfires Can Both Help and Harm our Water Supply (California WaterBlog, 12.3.17).
Study Finds Correlation Between CA Drought and Crime
A four-year study conducted by UC Berkeley School of Public Health researchers found a significant association between the California drought and property crime rates.
Are Wet Winters or Drought Worse for California Fires?
Professor Sally Thompson was asked, "So are wet winters worse for fires? Or are dry winters worse?" The answer to both questions, is yes.
Spotlights
Arpad Horvath
Lawrence E. Peirano Endowed Chair

Congratulations to Professor Arpad Horvath, who the Provost has approved his appointment to the  Lawrence E. Peirano Endowed Chair in Civil and Environmental Engineering, for a five-year term, effective July 1, 2017.

Chris Hyun
The Pope and Sanitation

Berkeley water PhD student Chris Hyun looks at what the pope says about sanitation. Why? There are about 1.4 billion people without access to proper sanitation. There are about 1.1 billion Catholics in the world. If every Catholic follows what the pope orders in this encyclical, it would go a long way to fixing our sanitation problems.

Jack Colford
SODIS to Reduce Childhood Diarrhoea in Rural Bolivia

Solar drinking water disinfection (SODIS) is a low-cost, point-of-use water purification method that has been disseminated globally. Laboratory studies suggest that SODIS is highly efficacious in inactivating waterborne pathogens. Previous field studies provided limited evidence for its effectiveness in reducing diarrhoea.