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Introducing Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program at UCLA

LA County Geographic Information Office introducing high-resolution aerial imagery and associated data to the campus community

5.22.2018

Recently UCLA became a member of the Los Angeles Region Imagery Acquisition Consortium (LARIAC) Program, which provides access to high-resolution aerial imagery of LA County. Access to LARIAC imagery is an invaluable resource to those conducting research at UCLA, particularly research on Los Angeles County. On May 22, 2018, the LA County Geographic Information Office will...


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...


Symposium

Built Environment Sustainability Roundtables

Intimate conversations on leading innovations and practices

5.1.2018

Industry leaders will make brief presentations on their contributions to sustainability in the built environment. Participants will explore these topics further in small roundtable discussions with the presenters and UCLA faculty. Students will share their green paper research with attendees before and after. Featured speakers include: Jim Hanna, Director of Datacenter Sustainability, Microsoft Dave Pogue, Global...

People

Holly Buck

NatureNet Postdoctoral Fellow

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

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Jennifer Um

Director's Coordinator

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Anditya Rahardianto

Assistant Researcher

Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Department

Muhammad Bilal

Assistant Researcher

Institute of Environment and Sustainability

Projects

Planet Innovation Podcast

Planet Innovation is a monthly podcast about business solutions to environmental problems. We bring uplifting conversations with scientists and entrepreneurs who are creating innovative solutions for the planet. This is not another doom and gloom sustainability podcast. From solar clothing to lab-based meat, we discuss how science and entrepreneurship can save the earth. Season 1...

An EPIC Challenge: Accelerating the Deployment of Advanced Energy Communities

In 2016, the California Energy Commission (CEC) awarded an Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) grant to UCLA to accelerate the deployment of Advanced Energy Communities (AECs). In partnership with the County of Los Angeles, the Southern California Regional Energy Network (SoCalREN), The Energy Coalition, Day One and LACI, the UCLA team has developed an innovative...

Publications

Wily Ecologies: Comic Futures for American Environmentalism

Allison Carruth

Published Work | 2017 | American Literary History



Real-time direct detection of silica scaling on RO membranes

J Thompson, A Rahardianto, S Kim, M Bilal, R Breckenridge, Y Cohen

Published Work | 2017 | Journal of Membrane Science

In the News

Headline

4.23.2017

EasyReaderNews: Savior or Albatross? Proposed desalination plant could decrease South Bay’s dependence on imported water, but has raised environmental concerns

“Having desal means Southern California gains water independence from Northern California. You can’t waive that off as insignificant. That can be quite important,” said Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at the UCLA.


Headline

3.27.2017

Washington Post: Trump wants to cut programs that help buildings save energy. This new study says they work.

Thanks to a partnership program at UCLA, Magali Delmas and co-author Omar Isaac Asensio were able to access energy data from buildings throughout Los Angeles and use it to evaluate the performance of three separate energy efficiency programs.


Video

Dan Kammen: Innovation for a Clean Economy

In his Spring Oppenheim Lecture on March 31, Dan Kammen talked about if and how we can achieve a low-carbon/no-carbon economy. He stated that reducing greenhouse gases by the levels required will be a monumental undertaking, one that requires an aggressive mixture of science, technology and policy. He noted that there are number of ‘high...