Climate Change and Its Impact on Southern California Topic of Program

By Staff Reports

(Victor Valley)– The impact of climate change on Southern California will be the focus of “The New Normal,” a presentation at Cal State San Bernardino’s John M. Pfau Library on Saturday, Oct. 13.

The free program, open to the public, will take place beginning at 10 a.m. in the library, room PL-5005. Parking at CSUSB is $3 on weekends.

The presentation will feature Hoori Ajami, assistant professor of groundwater hydrology, Department of Environmental Sciences, University of California, Riverside; and Susan Lien Longville, coordinator of the California Alluvial Fan Task Force that published an Integrated Approach for Sustainable Development on Alluvial Fans, and former director of the CSUSB Water Resources Institute.

Ajami will discuss the current state of knowledge about the impact of climate change on water resources as it relates to California: opportunities and the path forward.

Longville will discuss climate change impacts in communities: longer and more severe droughts, more frequent wildfires at the urban interface followed by deadly post-fire debris flows, and opportunities for weathering the future with more sustainable land-use decisions.

The program is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of the San Bernardino Area, CSUSB’s John M. Pfau Library, and the UC Riverside Department of Environmental Sciences.

For more information, contact Jill Vassilakos-Long, CSUSB librarian, Special Collections, at

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communicationat (909) 537-5007 and visit

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