Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Drought, water, climate; Oh My! - The future in Southern California

Thursday, September 29th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Hillary Jenkins, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands

Drought is plaguing the American Southwest. 2014 was the driest in 120 years, prompting radical redistribution of water, new economic water choices, and shifts in the hydrologic dynamics of forest ecosystems. But what drives these changes and are they likely to continue in the future? Are we on the brink of a regime shift where extreme climate is the norm?

Come hear Dr. Jenkins discuss her research into the long-term records of precipitation in California. She will highlight recent changes in the hydrology of California’s forests and provide a glimpse into how these once mighty ecosystems may be irreversibly altered in an ever-warming world.

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Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, and advanced reservations are required. If you are unable to make your reservation online, please call 909-748-8011.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 7287.

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