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How Better Information Can Transform Water Management in California, Mar 20

How Better Information Can Transform Water Management in CaliforniaDr. Bales joined the University of California, Merced, as Professor of Engineering in June 2003, and is one of U.C. Merced’s inaugural faculty. Dr. Bales received his B.S. from Purdue University, an M.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and his Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. He worked as a consulting engineer from 1975 to 1980, prior to his Ph.D., and was Professor of Hydrology and Water Resources at the University of Arizona from 1984 to 2003. He has published over 100 papers in diverse fields of research including snow hydrology, alpine hydrology and biogeochemistry, polar snow and ice, contaminant hydrology, and water quality. In 2007 he was named Acting Director, and in 2008 Director, of UC Merced’s Sierra Nevada Research Institute.

At UC Merced, Dr. Bales organized the Mountain Hydrology Research Group, which is deploying new research instrumentation at several Sierra Nevada sites, and has multiple ongoing, collaborative projects investigating mountain hydrology. He has continuing research in Greenland and Antarctica.


Free and open to the public, the Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly roundtable of presentations and discussions that highlight ways to frame and tackle societal-scale research issues.

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