Erik Porse, PhD

Visiting Assistant Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA


La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Bio

Erik conducts research on energy and water management in Los Angeles, using modeling to inform future infrastructure development. He is the principal architect for the Artes model of urban water resources management in LA County. Erik has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. He is currently a Research Engineer in the Office of Water Programs at California State University, Sacramento and was a postdoctoral scholar and Associate Research Director in CCSC from 2014-2017. Before returning to graduate school, he worked as an adjunct professor and leader for Earlham College’s study abroad program in Tanzania, a science policy analyst, a systems engineer for the U.N., and an intelligence analyst for the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. 

 

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Projects

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

The Role of Local Water Resources in the Water Sustainability of Los Angeles (National Science Foundation)

The role of local water resources in the water sustainability of Los Angeles Like many cities in semi-arid regions, Los Angeles relies on extensive, centralized redistribution projects for its water supply. Water is transported hundreds of kilometers to support agricultural and urban activities in southern California; however, allocations from remote sources have been declining due...

Ecological and Environmental Effects of Turf Replacement in Southern California

Pilot Study of the Ecological and Environmental Effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program Study Objectives The principal objectives of this study are to identify and, to the extent possible, to quantity the ecological and environmental effects of Metropolitan’s Turf Replacement Program, as implemented between 2009 and 2015, on participant’s landscapes, neighborhoods and the Los Angeles...

Publications

Open data and Stormwater Systems in Los Angeles: Applications for Equitable Green Infrastructure

E. Porse

Published Work | 2018 | The International Journal of Justice and Sustainability


Systems Analysis and Optimization of Local Water Supplies in Los Angeles

E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, K. Naik, M. Glickfeld, T. Hogue, M. Asce, M. Gold, D. Pataki, S. Pincetl

Other | 2017 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management


Evaluating the Effects of Turf-Replacement Programs in Los Angeles County

Stephanie Pincetl, Thomas W. Gillespie, Diane Pataki, Erik Porse, Shenyue Jia, Erika Kidera, Nick Nobles, Janet Rodriguez, Dong-ha Choi

Progress Report | 2017







Fragmented Flows: Water Supply in Los Angeles County

Pincetl, S., Porse, E. & Cheng, D.

Published Work | 2016 | Environmental Management


Pumping for the masses: evolution of groundwater management in metropolitan Los Angeles

Porse, E., Glickfeld, M., Mertan, K. et al.

Published Work | 2016


Water Management in Los Angeles County; a Research Report

S. Pincetl, M. Glickfeld, D. Cheng, M. Cope, K. Naik, E. Porse, P. Cleland, C. Hirashiki, E. Merton, K. Holdsworth, C. Kuklowski

Working Paper | 2015