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Events

Special Event

World Water Day Symposium

Is conservation "worth it" in a post-drought environment?

3.22.2017

Confirmed panelists include: Dr. Stephanie Pincetl and Dr. Erik Porse  | UCLA California Center for Sustainable Communities Tim Becker | Theodore Payne Foundation Janet Hartin | University of California Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources James Del Monaco | Director of Sustainability & Mechanical Engineer, P2S Engineering Grady Lee | Impact 2030  


Special Event

Our National Parks at 100: Confronting Change & Committing to Science

UCLA La Kretz Center 8th Annual Public Lecture

4.23.2017

Please join us for our 8th public lecture as Dr. Ray Sauvajot, science director for the US National Park Service discusses the NPS on its 100th birthday. Ray will be joined by Dr. David Szymanski in what promises to be an exciting exploration of how the Service uses science to confront and meet the challenges they face in protecting our most important natural resources— our parks.


Lecture Series

The City and The River

The series expands the conversation around urban issues critical to Los Angeles and familiar to designers and thinkers from all over the world.

2.16.2017

The City and The River series is the theme of the 2016-17 joint school debate series that began last year with Drought and Beauty. Each event includes two lectures from prominent landscape architects and allied professionals (one based in L.A., one from elsewhere) followed by a moderated debate on a theme that will change annually. The...

People

Larry Lai Headshot

Larry Lai

LiS Student Representative & M.P.H./M.U.R.P. Candidate

Luskin School of Public Affairs and Fielding School of Public Health

Alison Partie

Alison Partie

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Lia Protopapadakis Headshot

Lia Protopapadakis

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Sonali Abraham Headshot

Sonali Abraham

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

EPA Urban Waters Civic Action Project 2017

UCLA, LA Waterkeeper, and Constitutional Rights Foundation were selected by EPA under their Urban Waters Small Grants Program to work with four high schools in Los Angeles to conduct a neighborhood-scale assessment of trash and industrial sources of pollutants.    Jefferson High School students created this video to investigate the Compton Creek watershed in the first...

UCLA Grand Challenges Assessment

 2014 was first year for a ART Grand Challenge Team. The team’s primary goals for the year are to figure out how research being done by professors at UCLA can be applied to achieving the “Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles” (THLA) Grand Challenge, and how opportunities can be created for students to become involved...

Publications

Vision 2021 LA: A Model Environmental Sustainability Agenda for Los Angeles’ Next Mayor and City Council

M. Gold, S. Hecht, M. Herzog, C. Horowitz, K. Mika, S. Pincetl, X. Zhang

Published Work | 2012


2016 LA Energy Atlas Annual Report

Annual Report | 2016


Los Angeles County and Orange County Beach Water Quality: A Re-Evaluation of the 3-Day Rule

M. Alvarado, K. Alvarez, M. Anderson, A. Arnold, S. Lomonico, J. Slater, L. Tsukayama

Progress Report | 2013

In the News

Headline

3.20.2017

KCRW-FM’s “Press Play”: Trump budget could deal a painful blow to California

“A lot of our regulation of air and water quality and greenhouse gases that can cause at climate change is done at the state level by state agencies, but a lot of what those agencies do is they implement federal EPA programs and those programs, of course, rely on funding,” said UCLA’s Sean Hecht. 


Headline

3.14.2017

Phys.org: Climate change puts state’s snowpack in jeopardy in future droughts

“The cryosphere — frozen parts of the planet — has shown the earliest and largest signs of change,” said UCLA climate scientist Alex Hall, who along with study co-author Neil Berg modeled what future California droughts will look like in terms of snowpack loss. 


Headline

3.14.2017

San Francisco Chronicle: California to fight if EPA eases emissions rule

“If the administration loses on this, California’s power is then absolutely clear, and it can use that power to issue standards that are stronger, and it can get other states to join in,” said Ann Carlson, a professor of environmental law at UCLA.