noah garrison

Noah Garrison

Environmental Science Practicum Director & Director of Undergraduate Initiatives

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
La Kretz Hall
Suite 300
Los Angeles, CAlifornia 90095-1496

Campus Mailcode: 149605

(310) 825-1926

Noah Garrison is the Environmental Science Practicum Director at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, where he oversees the three-quarter, client-based capstone program for all senior-year students in the Environmental Science B.S. degree program. Noah also teaches courses at IoES including Introduction to Environmental Science, Environmental Politics and Governance, and Leadership in Water Management. He previously worked as a staff attorney in the Water Program at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), where he focused on legal, policy, and technical issues related to: urban runoff and stormwater; green infrastructure and its relationship to water supply, energy use, and climate change; regulation and enforcement under the federal Clean Water Act; groundwater supply and management; and impacts of dams and other flow diversion projects on river systems. Noah is a graduate of Wesleyan University and the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, with a specialization in Public Interest Law and Policy, and also holds a M.S. in Geological Sciences from the University of California at Santa Barbara.


zinc pollution sources in the los cerritos watershed

Zinc pollution sources in the Los Cerritos watershed

In Southern California, zinc is a difficult stormwater pollutant to mitigate. Many vehicle tires contain zinc, which gets transferred onto asphalt while driving. In metropolitan settings, traffic congestion leads to…