Expert to speak on ‘Water Worries’ at Del Mar Foundation Talks event

The Del Mar Foundation Talks presents Dr. Daniel R. Cayan of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, to speak on our “Water Worries,” from 6-8 p.m. Oct. 7. This free event will be held at the Powerhouse Community Center.

As our region experiences the worst drought in recorded history, water is a hotter topic than ever. According to a recent Los Angeles Times article, “we have only enough water in storage to get through the next 12-18 months, and that’s it.”

The Del Mar Foundation invites you to learn more about this pressing topic at its next DMF Talks speaker’s series featuring Dr. Daniel R. Cayan. As research meteorologist at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, and researcher in the U.S. Geological Survey, Cayan helps us understand climate variability and changes over the Pacific Ocean and North America that affect our water resources.

The presentation, followed by a question-and-answer session, will be preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6 p.m. The program begins at 6:30 p.m. Reservations are required and can be made online at

Cayan received a Ph.D. in oceanography in 1990 from UCSD. He received a B.S. degree in meteorology and oceanography from the University of Michigan and an M.S. in Meteorology from UC Davis. Cayan heads the California Nevada Applications Program and the California Climate Change Center, climate research programs to improve climate information and forecasts for decision-makers in the California region.

DMF Talks, the Del Mar Foundation’s version of TED Talks, draws its speakers from locally based creative, intellectual and scientific leaders. Launched in 2012, DMF Talks aims to entertain, inspire, and inform the Del Mar community through free presentations.

The Del Mar Foundation sponsors programs, makes grants, and manages more than $2 million in endowment funds to benefit the greater Del Mar community. For information, visit