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Samuel Sandoval Solis

Issues Environment & Climate Resilience

UC Davis - UC Agriculture and Natural Resources

Samuel Sandoval is a professor and extension specialist in water resources at UC Davis – UC ANR. He is a water resources scientist interested in improving water management for human and environmental needs in California, considering the economic, environmental and social justice aspects for long term sustainable strategies. He works with a wide range of people, from farmworkers delivering training on how to prevent contamination of water due to pesticides applications (in English and Spanish), to water resources managers and decision makers developing basic research to determine environmental flows. He is the founding member of the Water Management Lab. Dr. Sandoval is a collaborator in several institutions: he is the co-host of the Water Talk Podcast, and the academic advisor for the non-profit organization Water Education for Latino leaders; a scientific collaborator of the California Institute for Water Resources, the associate director of the Permanent Forum of Binational Waters, and a policy expert for the UCLA Latino Policy and Politics Institute.

Before joining UC Davis, he studied the water allocation between the United States and Mexico in the Rio Grande basin. Samuel earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering, and master of science from the National Polytechnic Institute of Mexico, and doctoral degree in Environmental and Water Resources Engineering from at the University of Texas at Austin.