Sharing Technical and Scientific Knowledge About Extreme Precipitation

2019 Symposium

Registration Now Open
Date:  Tuesday, June 25, 2019
Place:  
New location  
ARC Conference Center
University of California, Davis

Directions — Amtrak — Parking [PDF*]
Theme:  The Impacts of Global Warming on California — A 30-Year Retrospective and Future Projections
Agenda:  Download agenda [PDF*]

Poster Session  New location

We're including a Poster Session in this year's Symposium.
CFM-CECs:  Certified Floodplain Managers (CFM) who attend the Symposium for the full day will be awarded 7 CEC units.
Fees:  Registration fee includes parking permit, continental breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break, and Poster Session.

Regular price per person

Early Bird discount:  
$120 (Before or on Tuesday, June 11)
Procrastinator:  
$220 (On and after Wednesday, June 12)

FMA members  

Early Bird discount:  
$100 (Before or on Tuesday, June 11)
Procrastinator:  
$200 (On and after Wednesday, June 12)

UC Davis Faculty and Staff  

Early Bird discount:  
$100 (Before or on Tuesday, June 11)
Procrastinator:  
$200 (On and after Wednesday, June 12)

Student (full time)  

Early Bird discount:  
$10 (Before or on Tuesday, June 11)
Procrastinator:  
$20 (On and after Wednesday, June 12)

Register Now

About the 2019 Theme

The Impacts of Global Warming on California — A 30-Year Retrospective and Future Projections

The theme is based on the June 1989 report prepared by the California Energy Commission titled: The Impacts of Global Warming on California [PDF*, 2.9Mb].

We will use the report to look back at what was known in 1989 and the projections made then. Topics to cover will include:

Why was the 1989 report prepared? Consider the report's Introduction:

In mid-1988, the "greenhouse effect" burst onto the national scene with a flurry of articles in magazines and newspapers and a series of hearings in the U.S. Congress. Yet for decades scientists and policy makers have been researching and discussing what might happen if increased greenhouse gases in the atmosphere caused substantial warming of the world's climate.

Early in 1988, before the issue capitivated [sic] the national media, California's Legislature introduced AB 4420 (Sher) calling for the California Energy Commission to study how global warming trends may affect the state's energy supply and demand, economy, environment, agriculture, and water supplies. The bill, which was signed by the Governor in September 1988, specifies that the study include recommendations for avoiding, reducing, and addressing the impacts which are identified.


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.


2019 Sponsors

Rain Sponsors — $500+

MBK Engineers
HDR
West Consultants, Inc.
Wood Rodgers
Balance Hydrologics, Inc.
NHC - Northwest Hydraulic Consultants
Stantec
Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency
PCWA
John Muir Institute of the Environment
Center for Watershed Sciences

Shower Sponsors — $250+

Alert Users Group

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