Parched West is using up underground water

Stephanie Castle, MURP '13 (Master in Urban and Regional Planning), and a team of researchers from UCI and NASA, have released a study that found more than 75 percent of the water loss in the drought-stricken Colorado River Basin since late 2004 came from underground resources. The extent of groundwater loss may pose a greater threat to the water supply of the western United States than previously thought. "We don't know exactly how much groundwater we have left, so we don't know when we're going to run out," states Castle.

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Dave Feldman's Water UCI chosen as 2014 interschool academic initiative

The campus-wide initiative will serve as a coordinating vehicle to facilitate seamless collaboration across campus units around questions of fundamental and applied water science, technology, management, and policy.  Water UCI will have as its central mission the provision of a platform to permit access to external constituencies, including public agencies and user-groups with an interest in water, that wish to connect to UCI researchers on large-scale, complex problems more effectively.

CUSA Director Featured in UC Irvine Magazine

CUSA Director, Dr. Richard Matthew, was featured in the Office of Strategic Communications’ Winter 2014 issue of the UC Irvine Magazine. The piece entitled, “Catch Them If You Can,explores the new security threats brought about by cybercriminals who are unhampered by borders and laws in the age of the internet. An excerpt of the article reads:
“Those with decision-making authority need an in-depth understanding of the internet to develop the right policies and deal with questions such as jurisdiction and prosecution,” Matthew says. “Until we have better responses, criminals will have it easy.”
To view the issue in its entirety, please download the .pdf file here.