Noah Garrison

Environmental Science Practicum Director

(310) 825-1926

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

Campus Mailcode: 149605


Noah Garrison is the Environmental Science Practicum Director at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. 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.


Improving agricultural water efficiency in the Central Valley

California is the nation’s largest agricultural producer, providing more than 400 different farm products and producing nearly half of the country’s fruits, nuts and vegetables. It also takes 40 percent of all of California’s available surface water to do so. Given pressure from climate change, drought and increasing population, a sustainable water supply management system...