Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency
Corporate Partners Program Symposium
The Corporate Partners Program of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is proud to present: Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency UCLA water experts and business leaders will come together to discuss what steps companies can take to ensure that they are prepared for our water future. Speakers will address: Cutting-edge...
Drilling the City
Join STAND - L.A. and UCLA IoES as we confront the issue of urban oil drilling in Los Angeles.
More than 580,000 people live within a quarter mile of these sites, which bring toxic chemicals and air pollution—posing serious health threats to families, schools and communities. Please join UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and STAND – L.A. for a day of science, empowerment and environmental justice. We’ll explore urban drilling, its public...
Extinction! Fear and Hope at the La Brea Tar Pits
Join IoES and the Natural History Museum for a lively conversation about endangered species and extinction.
Extinctions happen all the time—evolution can't move forward without them. But mass extinctions are a different beast, wiping out large numbers of species regardless of how well adapted they are. Join us and the La Brea Tar Pits—home to extinct saber-toothed cats, dire wolves and mammoths—for a lively conversation about endangered plants and animals, extinction and the global consequences of mass extinction.
Research Talk: What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada–and California
Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...
LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 2
The second workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on June 15, 2016, and focused on current and future groundwater basin conditions, management, and rights in the groundwater basins serving Los Angeles County. The event engaged stakeholders and the research community in order to inform both the scientific research and policy analysis and recommendations that UCLA intends to undertake as part of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge.
Award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel visited UCLA to present his “Drowning World” series, which documents the impact of flooding events on people across the globe. Following the presentation, scholars and practitioners in climate change education and communication held a roundtable discussion on “The Art of Teaching Climate Change.” The Center for Climate Science co-sponsored the event, and Associate Director Katharine Reich participated in the roundtable.
LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series, Part 1
The first workshop in the LA's Water Resource Future Series was held on February 19, 2016. UCLA faculty and Los Angeles region region water managers, planners, and scientists explored the state of stormwater management and planning, the potential to connect surface hydrology and groundwater modeling tools to quantify infiltration, potential ecosystem benefits of stormwater capture, and strategies to incentivize increased capture and infiltration of stormwater. The program consisted of talks and panel sessions by invited speakers, each followed by Q&A periods and discussion by all attendees.
UCLA Green Building Symposium – Resiliency: Managing Energy, Water, and Seismic Risk and Implications for Property Owners
This workshop centered around the nexus of disaster response, sustainability, and resiliency.
Doing Well By Doing Good: What Can Business Learn From Social Entrepreneurship
This workshop explored the notion of putting social good alongside profit.