The Los Altos-Mountain View branch of the American Association of University Women has scheduled Jeanine Jones, interstate resources manager and deputy drought manager for the California Department of Water Resources, to speak at its membership-year kickoff meeting 2-3:30 p.m. Sunday via Zoom.

Jones is a 30-year veteran in the Department of Water Resources. In the course of her career, she has developed an understanding of environmental, agricultural and economic issues related to management of California’s chronically inadequate water supplies. She uses the state’s hydroclimate data programs, including data on precipitation, snow melt runoff and reservoir conditions, to forecast availability of water supplies in the upcoming year. Her department recently conducted research on the paleoclimate record to learn how recurring decade-long climate cycles also may influence water supply.

The program supports the local AAUW’s focus on environmental justice and promoting understanding of the issues facing the state and the planet.

Meeting attendees will include middle school girls who received scholarships to attend AAUW’s video science camp over the summer. The girls will speak briefly about their experiences at the camp.

The meeting is open to all.

For the Zoom link, email Claire Noonan at

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