Reflections on the ISA 2018 conference

Back in early April, I was invited to present the results from the Data Science for Democracy project at the 2018 International Studies Association conference, a premier conference for international relations academics.  Over 7000 attendees filled the halls of the Union Square Hilton in San Francisco for the 4 day event.  Topics spanned political science, international relations, military planning, etc, on issues ranging from military privatization,to free trade, conflict deescalation, election monitoring, populism, the role of science and technology i...   [read more]

California is Reviewing Proposals to Import Seawater to the Salton Sea

The California Natural Resources Agency is reviewing proposals for importing Seawater to the Salton Sea, as a means to maintain current lake volume.  Proposals to the agency for seawater import were due on March 9th, 2018.

Seawater import can be an effective mechanism to maintain lake volume, but it is also associated with many ecological side effects such as the increased salinity levels and the loss of aquatic biodiversity.   To learn more, about the opportunities and issues associated with seawater import, check out our whitepaper Ecological Restoration Pot...   [read more]