Erik Porse, PhD
Associate Director for Research
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Erik conducts and leads research on energy and water management in Los Angeles, using data analysis and modeling to inform future infrastructure development. He has a PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering and a Master’s degree in Public Policy. 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.
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...
The EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities
This project combines academic research with on-the-ground expertise in an approach that is uniquely positioned to overcome the challenges associated with deploying Advanced Energy Communities (AECs) around existing buildings in disadvantaged communities, and which will generate practical, implementable knowledge. This partnership effort involves unprecedented data analysis and comprehensive community engagement, assesses local obstacles to state...
Other | 2017 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management
Presentation | 2017
Structural, geographic, and social factors in urban building energy use: Analysis of aggregated account-level consumption data in a megacity
Published Work | 2016 | Energy Policy
Published Work | 2016 | Environmental Management
Published Work | 2016
Working Paper | 2015