Topical Tag: Politics and Policy

The Magazine

Los Angeles River downtown

L.A.’s path to independence from imported water

After a yearlong reprieve, Southern California is again under severe water scarcity conditions: Only 2 1/2 inches of rain have fallen in Los Angeles during the past 12 months. This time around, could Los Angeles shift its dependence from imported water to local water? A new report by UCLA researchers says the city could, eventually — if...

Events

Symposium

Water in the Middle East & Africa: A Nexus of Cooperation & Conflict

A Conference on Challenges Facing the Regions & Potential Solutions

5.7.2018

The severe water crises facing areas of the Middle East and Africa have significant implications for the health, welfare and security of the regions’ people. Today, issues related to water availability and quality – including food security, sanitation and health, and economic development – have become both more complex and critical to address in these...


Special Event

How Wildfire Will Shape Our Future

Discussion of Edward Struzik's book, "Firestorm"

4.19.2018

Featured speaker: Edward Struzik Panelists: Douglas Bevington, Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (moderator); Beth Burnham, North Topanga Canyon Fire Safe Council; Chad Hanson, The John Muir Project ; Alex Hall, UCLA; Chief Ralph Terrazas, City of Los Angeles ABOUT THE BOOK 2017 was marked as the deadliest and most destructive year of wildfires ever in California. Over 9,000 fires...


Symposium

Now Comes the Hard Part… Implementing Groundwater Management Under SGMA

A Water Resources and Law Seminar

4.17.2018

Presented by: Eric Garner, Managing Partner, Best, Best & Kreiger LLP As one of the leading water attorneys in California, Eric Garner helped to write the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) passed in 2014. Now his firm is advising groundwater management agencies all over California. He will talk about the challenges addressed, and challenges to...

People

Sean Kennedy

Post Doctoral Researcher

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Asma Mahdi

Guest writer & communications manager for Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Sustainable L.A. Grand Challenge

Tomás Olivier

Postdoctoral Scholar

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Greg Jesmok

Undergraduate student

Projects

Taking on health equity in Inglewood

Team: Kayla Asemanfar, Carlos Enriquez, Susannah Kiteck, Laura Martinez Villatoro, Brenda Sanchez Morra, Bryant Villegas Advisor: Moana McClellan Client: Social Justice Learning Institute

In the News

Headline

6.1.2018

EPA To Eliminate California’s Ability to Set Own Emissions Standards

“This proposal is an extraordinary repudiation of sensible climate policies, an assault on California’s environmental leadership, and another gift to the fossil fuel industry,” Ann Carlson told Bloomberg.


Headline

5.31.2018

Major paint companies lobby California lawmakers to overturn a court ruling forcing them to clean up lead in homes

The companies “want to scare people into thinking this is going to be this dramatic problem for the real estate community and maybe tenants, and it’s hard for me to see how the ruling does what they say at all,” Sean Hecht, UCLA Law and IoES faculty member told the Los Angeles Times.


Headline

5.15.2018

Trump Plans to Fight California Car Rules With Twice-Failed Strategy

“It strikes me as an extraordinarily weak legal argument,” Ann Carlson, UCLA Law professor told Bloomberg about the White House asserting a 1975 law prohibiting states from setting their own greenhouse gas emissions limits.

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