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11/10/2015
April 9, 2015California’s groundwater is being rapidly depleted because cities and farms extract more than is replenished naturally, compacting local aquifers and decreasing supply in some places in the Central Valley. And, it turns out, levees placed along rivers in the late 1800s and early 1900s to protect farms and cities from floods are actually hurting farmers’ and residents’ ability to access water. But UC Merced Professor Josh Viers and colleagues found an engineering solution to improve...
4/2/2015
8/12/2015
By Lorena Anderson, UC Merced Communications UC Merced Professor Joshua Viers has been named a member of the new Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) Water Policy Center, established to help meet the state's urgent need for timely information and innovative water management solutions.Viers is an expert in water resources management with UC Merced’s School of Engineering, conducting research on issues related to the intersection of climate, water, energy, food and the environment using...
9/25/2015
February 23, 2015Armando Quintero, longtime development director, will continue his work building relationships and supporting faculty researchers in UC Merced instituteQuick Facts: The Sierra Nevada Research Institute was the first research institute established at UC Merced. Quintero has a long history of developing partnerships with supporters and developing new programs. The institute has more than 35 affiliated researchers focusing on sustainability, the ecosystem, water, drought, climate...
2/22/2014
5/30/2015
Two founding faculty members at UC Merced won prestigious awards totaling an anticipated $5 million to continue intercampus research into a sustainable future for the state and nation Quick Facts: UC Merced received two of only 18 highly competitive University of California grants.Money will support solar and water research.UC Merced anticipates receiving more than $5 million. MERCED, Calif. — Research into sustainable water supplies and viable solar energy solutions won the University of...