Water-Food-People Nexus

Professor Dennis Baldocchi, Bio-Environmental Engineer, College of Natural Resources, UC Berkeley

California, often called the ‘land of milk and honey’, is home to the 7th largest economy of the world. It is populated with a diverse, energetic and creative population that thrives on its unique and benign climate, its beautiful geography and bountiful supply of fresh fruits, nuts and vegetables. Together as a people we have developed many of the best Universities in the world, a movie industry that entertains the world and technical centers that have made computers cheap, fast and ubiquitous. Dennis Baldocchi discusses how to sustain this population and help it thrive in an uncertain future with variability and change in climate and natural resources.