Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program Seminar Series
Issues in Environmental Engineering, Science, and Sustainability


The California Water System and its Transition into the 21st Century

Newsha Ajami; Director of Urban Water Policy, Water in the West, Stanford University

Thursday August 17, 2017; 4:30 PM
Shriram Center Room 104

Newsha K. Ajami is the director of Urban Water Policy with Stanford University’s Water in the West and NSF-ReNUWit initiatives. She is a hydrologist specializing in sustainable water resource management, water policy, the water-energy-food nexus, and advancing uncertainty assessment techniques impacting hydrological predictions. Her research throughout the years has been interdisciplinary and impact driven, focusing on the improvement of the science-policy-stakeholder interface by incorporating social and economic measures and relevant and effective communication.

Dr. Ajami is a gubernatorial appointee to the Bay Area Regional Water Quality Control Board. Before joining Stanford, she worked as a senior research associate at the Pacific Institute from 2011 to 2013, and served as a Science and Technology fellow for the California State Senate’s Natural Resources and Water Committee where she worked on various water and energy related legislation. 

The seminar is open to the public