The San Joaquin Valley Branch presents:
The Role of Farmland in Managing Ground and Surface Water
Presented by: Dr. Daniel Mountjoy
The presentation will be on Floodwater and Irrigation in California and the Groundwater Resources Assessment Tool (GRAT).
Daniel Mountjoy is the Director of Resource Stewardship at Sustainable Conservation and is responsible for leadership of two program areas: Water for the Future and Accelerated Restoration. He works to integrate technical knowledge, decision support tools, and policy in support of groundwater sustainability and habitat restoration through collaboration with farmers, researchers, and agencies. Prior to joining Sustainable Conservation, Daniel was Assistant State Conservationist for the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) serving the California Central Coast and San Francisco Bay-Delta regions. During his 17-year career with NRCS he fostered partnerships with Resource Conservation Districts (RCDs), technical advisors, researchers and the agricultural community to promote water quality and habitat protection practices, and led efforts to integrate food safety with conservation practices. Daniel earned a PhD in human ecology from UC Davis for his research on strategies to improve cross-cultural communication for resource management with Hispanic farmers. He also holds a BA in agroecology from UC Santa Cruz and an MA in Latin American studies from Stanford University. Daniel has practical on-the-ground experience as a farm and land manager on rural properties in northern California and as a landscape contractor in Santa Cruz County.
Questions about the meeting, please telephone Amer Hussain at 559-228-9086 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.