UC Water post-doc earns top honors at UC Davis Research Symposium

Leigh Bernacchi
May 19, 2016

Erfan Goharian has only worked with UC Water for a few months but has made substantial contributions to the American-Cosumnes Rivers integrated modeling research program. 

And on May 18, 2016, Dr. Goharian earned top honors as the Best Speaker at the UC Davis Postdoctoral Research Symposium  for his talk on "Supported decision-making for Integrated Water Resources Management." Also known as IRWM, Goharian's research supports bringing together all the water-related pieces of the puzzle in order to develop and to manage water systems in an equitable and sustainable manner. He writes, 

"The major challenge for managers is to take actions into consideration all aspects of the water cycle, like environmental, technical, and social aspects, and at the same time, cope with conflicting demands. Science should be focused on filling the holes in knowledge and on supporting managers in the process of decision making to solve the real-world issues."

Congratulations to Erfan!