Investment in Renewable Energy Could Save Tropical Rivers

Matt Kondolf, BWC affilaite and Department of Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning professor and colleagues argue the key to saving the planet’s tropical rivers lies in investing in renewable energy technologies such as solar and wind power rather than building large hydropower dams in a commentary published in Nature.

What Does the 2018 Farm Bill Mean for California and the Environment?

Berkeley Water Center affiliates Ellen M. Bruno and David Zilberman write about What Does the 2018 Farm Bill Mean for California and the Environment? Spotlight on the Conservation Programs  in the University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics’ latest edition of its bimonthly ARE Update newsletter.

David Zilberman awarded Wolf Prize in Agriculture

David Zilberman, a professor of agricultural and resource economics at UC Berkeley, has been awarded the 2019 Wolf Prize in Agriculture in recognition of his work developing economic models for fundamental problems in agriculture, economics, and policy.

Economic Policy Approaches To WaterAllocation in California

A conversation with Dr. Ellen Bruno, an Assistant Cooperative Extension Specialist in quantitative policy analysis at UC Berkeley. Her research evaluates the effectiveness of different policy instruments for improving the management of our increasingly scarce water resources.

Trust in Water Markets Must be Earned

Nell Green Nylen and Michael Kiparsky talk about  with markets increasingly viewed as a preferred (or even the only) solution to water challenges, faith in market efficiency must be tempered with a firm grasp of the larger physical and institutional context for water.

The Beautiful Rivers—And the Dammed

Advances in solar and wind power mean that hydropower is no longer the only renewable game in town—and that’s good news for the world’s rivers.

UC Berkeley leads new assessment of Bay Area climate impacts

California issued its latest assessment of the many challenges the state faces from climate change and highlighted the regional impacts with nine deep-dive reports spearheaded by UC scientists, including Mark Stacey, Kara Nelson and Jennifer Stokes-Draut.