Water Talk is a new podcast from the University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources about all things California Water hosted by Drs. Mallika Nocco, Faith Kearns, and Sam Sandoval
Ep 54: Water Advocacy and Implementation
A conversation with Laurel Firestone (State Water Resources Control Board) about water governance, leadership, and policy implementation in CA. Released June 2, 2023.
Ep 53: Sierra Snowpack
A conversation with Dr. Safeeq Khan (UC Merced) about the Sierra Nevada Snowpack, snow-vegetation-fire interactions, and snow futures. Released May 19, 2023.
Ep 52: Water Sovereignty and Artistry
A conversation with Dr. Brittani Orona (San Diego State University) about visual sovereignty, Indigenous history, artistry, and advocacy on waters. Released May 12, 2023.
Ep 51: Rural Socio-hydrology
A conversation with Dr. Daniel O'Connell (Central Valley Partnership) about land, water, and community development in the CA Central Valley. Released May 5, 2023.
Ep 50: Comparative Water Politics
A conversation with Dr. Sharon Megdal (University of Arizona) about water governance in AZ and CA, recharge, transboundary aquifers, and science diplomacy. Released April 28, 2023.
Ep 49: David 'Mas' Masumoto
A conversation with farmer and author David 'Mas' Masumoto about peaches, regenerative practices, soil, water, and intergenerational histories in the CA Central Valley. Rereleased April 20, 2023 with original recordings from October 2020.
This podcast is fascinating! It covers all the topics you need to know about water-related issues in a rapidly changing world. Drs Mallika Nocco, Faith Kerns, and Sam Sandoval bring in a diverse set of speakers and perspectives to the complex water issues in California. Listen to learn, to be inspired, and to discover new ideas and people who are changing the world for the better!
Essential CA water convos
If you follow CA water issues, you know that a few voices tend to dominate the conversations, and be amplified by media, despite there being many others who have important and necessary things to say. This podcast fills an essential role in broadening the conversation and including perspectives that are often marginalized. So excited for what is next with this podcast. Also, you can join in the live recordings! What a cool participatory endeavor!
Great content, sub-par quality
Has somebody who studies water the topics are absolutely great. The guess they have on are passionate and knowledgeable. But at times I find it impossible to listen to give in that the sound quality can be so poor. I don’t know if they’re just using smart phones to record the audio, but spend $20 and get some better microphones or just edit the quality juuuust a little.