Projects

extreme weather

Extreme Weather

Extreme Weather in California and Climate Change: Droughts and Flooding California was in drought from 2006-2009, and then again for another three years, from 2011 to 2014. Los Angeles and much of Southern California continued to be dry from 2016-2017. During these long years, the Southern California region learned to rely more on highly treated...

how competing los angeles river revitalization plans will affect surrounding communities

How competing Los Angeles River revitalization plans will affect surrounding communities

In 2007, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released the city’s master plan to revitalize the Los Angeles River. Today, the concrete channel is seeing an influx of investment aimed at transforming the concrete flood channel. Many disparate stakeholders have an interest in the river’s future — their competing visions and interests have emerged as one...

ocean acidification in santa monica bay

Impacts of Sea Grass on Ocean Acidification in the Santa Monica Bay

Hi everyone! Our team is part of the IOES senior practicum project at UCLA. We are a group of undergraduates researching ocean acidification in the Santa Monica Bay. The practicum is designed to challenge us with real world problems that could yield sustainable solutions. For this project, we’ve partnered with The Bay Foundation to monitor...

sar food justice and basic needs team

Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources

Pictured above, left to right: Maninder Kaur, Jasmine Summers- Evans, Rosemary Wallace, Diana Nguyen (Team Leader), Alicia Kwan (Team Leader), Melinda McMonigle, and Fiona Zhang   SAR Food Justice and Basic Needs Team: Increasing Student Accessibility to UCLA’s Basic Needs Resources   Project Description: Our project aims to help UCLA students gain access to the basic needs resources they...