Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Burning, again

California's worst fire season on record just won't let up

Thick blankets of smoke from wildfires burning in Southern California are visible from space. NASA

NASA, Orange County Register & Los Angeles Times

Towering flames continued to spread in several dense urban counties in Southern California this morning, exacerbating what is already the state’s worst fire season ever. The fires forced mass evacuations that clogged freeways, and the conditions are expected to remain dangerous through Thursday. As other fires erupted, officials were quickly facing a triage situation.


Sound water data is key to resource management

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Experts from California’s water resource community gathered last week to exchange ideas on how best to meet the need for open and transparent water data in California. The series of workshops focus on developing a shared vision for providing useful California water data to enable sound, sustainable water resource management.


Water management techniques of the future on tap

UC Riverside

Riverside County’s population may be on the upswing, but its water supply isn’t. As the Inland Empire continues to grow, devising creative solutions that address the disparity will become increasingly crucial — but how? Tuesday, UC Riverside will host a seminar on sustainable resource management in challenged regions.