What challenges — and solutions — are in store for California as it struggles to provide us with water in the coming decades? Two of Cal’s most noted water experts will lead a discussion on the technologies and management practices that can be used to break our cities’ reliance on imported water (which may become less reliable as climate changes takes hold) — and how our existing water system might change in the future.
Sedlak is the Malozemoff Professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering; co-director of the Berkeley Water Center; and director of the Institute for Environmental Science and Engineering. His research focuses on the fate of chemical contaminants, with the goal of developing cost-effective, safe, and sustainable systems to manage water resources.
Sunding is the Thomas J. Graff Professor in Environmental and Resource Economics in the College of Natural Resources and chair of the department of agricultural and resource economics. He received his Ph.D. in agricultural and resource economics form Berkeley in 1989 and is the founding director of the Berkeley Water Center. Previously, he served as a senior economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.