From the California WaterBlog in a post by Jay Lund:
“Today [Sept. 19] marks a milestone for successful engagement of university research with California’s water problems.
“UC Davis Chancellor Linda P.B. Katehi announced a major donation to the Center for Watershed Sciences. The $10 million gift from the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation will enable the Center to expand its scientific research and public engagement capabilities as the climate warms and water demands increase.
“The gift emphatically endorses multidisciplinary academic engagement with environmental problem-solving.”