How Big Blazes Shape Landscapes
Learn how a wetland understory is replacing a burned pine forest in Yosemite’s Illilouette Basin, even though it’s the height of summer during a historic drought with Sally Thompson.
Berkeley-China CDC Team Up
After three years of planning and collaboration, the Berkeley Water Center and the National Center for Rural Water Supply Technical Guidance at the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, have launched the “Berkeley/China-CDC Program for Water & Health” – a partnership to collaborate on applied research projects and initiatives related to water, health, and the environment.
Energy Strategy that Can Take the Heat
At first, it sounds ominous: Molten salts, heated to 600 or even 900 °C (about 1,700°F, pumped through the pipes surrounding a nuclear reactor. But a molten salt mixture may make a smart substitute for water to extract heat from nuclear reactors — or thermal solar power plants — and deliver it to turbines to generate electricity.
Spotlights
Berkeley Water Center
Peruvian Scientific Water Institute Visits BWC

BWC leadership welcomed representatives from the Water Committee of the Inter-American Network of Academies of Science (IANAS) Thursday, July 21, 2016 to talk shop.

Berkeley Lab
Berkeley Lab researchers receive $20 million

Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory received $20 million from the Department of Energy last week to lead a three-year research project in the Upper Colorado River Basin, where they will study the processes that influence water availability and water quality as a result of climate change.

Sally Thompson, Gopal Penny
Thompson, Pennywin HESS Best Paper Award

Professor Sally Thompson and PhD candidate Gopal Penny, along with collaborators in India, received the 2015 Jim Dooge Award for the best paper in the European Geophysical Union's flagship journal "Hydrology and Earth System Science".