Sharing Technical and Scientific Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation

2018 Symposium

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Date:  Monday, July 9, 2018
Place:  UC Davis Conference Center
Draft theme:  2018 Paleoclimate Insights for Planning Future Water Resources in California
2017 Presentations Now Available

The presentations from this year's Symposium, including PDF versions of slides and accompanying audio, are now available:
2017 Water Year: What Happened and Historical Context.

What is CEPSYM?

The California Extreme Precipitation Symposium is an informal day of scientific and technical presentations meant to increase our knowledge and understanding of extreme precipitation events. Goals of CEPSYM are to improve flood risk management planning and increase warning time for large floods.

Each year, CEPSYM presentations focus on a specific theme. Almost every paper or presentation given since starting in 1994 is available under Speaker Presentations.

Speaker Presentations

Speaker presentations from each Symposium are available on this website. Presentations may be posted in one or more formats: abstracts, printable slides from the presenters, and/or audio of the sessions.

More Information

Interested? Are you interested in talking on a technical or scientific topic related to the Symposium's purpose? Would you like to attend the next symposium? Contact the Coordinator, Gary Estes, to be notified via email of the next Symposium.


Rain Sponsors — $500+

MBK Engineers
West Consultants, Inc.
Wood Rodgers
Balance Hydrologics, Inc.
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
Alert Users Group
John Muir Institute of the Environment
Center for Watershed Sciences

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