Blue Creek, photo by Ted Grantham

Grass Valley, Calif. February 7, 2019 –  The Sierra Science Lecture Series at the Nevada County Campus welcomes Ted Grantham in a presentation titled, Managing Water for the Environment in a Changing Climate.  The presentation will be held on Tuesday, February 12 from 6:30 – 7:30 pm, in the Multipurpose Center Building N-12. Come early and enjoy a meet-and-greet and refreshments at 6:00 pm. 

California’s latest drought left lasting effects on already stressed freshwater ecosystems and highlighted the need for a change in the state’s approach to managing water for the environment. Securing environmental water will require better accounting of water supplies and demands, improved drought planning, and establishment of ecosystem water budgets that can be flexibly managed. To succeed, the multiple benefits of ecosystems should be promoted and synergies with other water management objectives (including flood control, water quality protection, and groundwater recharge) recognized.

About our Presenter- Ted Grantham is a cooperative extension specialist and adjunct professor of climate and water in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at U.C. Berkeley. His research explores the relationships between hydrological and ecological processes in studies relevant to the management of water resources in California.

Location and Parking

This presentation is free, and the public is welcome and encouraged to attend. The Nevada County Campus is located at 250 Sierra College Drive, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Parking is $3 on campus and permits can be purchased at the kiosk machine at the main entrance to the campus. For more information about this presentation and others in this series, contact the series coordinator, Jason Giuliani at

About Sierra College

Sierra College District is rising to meet the needs of our community. Sierra College serves 3200 square miles of Northern CA with campuses in Roseville, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and Truckee. With approximately 125 degree and certificate programs, Sierra College is ranked first in Northern California (Sacramento north) for transfers to four year universities, offers career/technical training, and classes for upgrading job skills.  Sierra graduates can be found in businesses and industries throughout the region. More information at