Topical Tag: Water

The Magazine

White Mountain Research Center offers a range of scientific possibilities (Video)

With 5,000 year-old pine trees, 10,000 feet of elevation and an abundance of animal and insect species, the four field stations of the White Mountain Research Center are prime territory to learn about California’s natural environment — from climate change ecology to how people are affected by high altitudes. For students, the center offers a...

Events

Special Event

A Room Where it Happens | LA: H20 from Mountains to Sea

Cabrillo Marine Aquarium, Civicas Woen's Civic Action Network & Flowproject.la

10.20.2018

Please join us for a Cross-Sector Conversation about Water Issues, Technological Actions & Civic Resources, Including an Environmental Education Expo Inspired by CA’s $9 billion Water Bond & LA’s Storm Water Tax initiatives on the November Ballot Our experts panelists are leaders in the Civic Water Sector including: Angela Barraco, CEO, River LA; Ann Carpenter, Co-Founder/CEO, Braid...


Lecture Series

Desalination: Should salt water play a role in our sustainable future?

A PROCON.org & Santa Monica Pier event

8.20.2018

Sixty percent of L.A.County’s water comes from hundreds of miles away. Obtaining and transporting trillions of gallons each year requires a lot of energy and puts enormous strain on ecosystems and human communities upstream. Meanwhile, climate change is about to up the ante. Almost two-thirds of the California’s fresh water comes from the Sierra Nevada,...


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...

People

Abdullah Aleidan

Graduate Student

Engineering

Jacob Schaperow

Graduate Student

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Naomi Goldenson

Postdoctoral Scholar

Center for Climate Science

Qing Shuang, PhD

Visiting Research Scholar

California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA

Projects

Ensuring the Sustainability of Los Angeles Water Management Under Climate Change

In Fall 2018, the UCLA IoES Center for Climate Science kicked off a new five-year project aimed at improving the sustainability of water management operations and planning in Los Angeles County. Our researchers will work closely with key water agencies to ensure that water resources managers take cutting-edge climate science into account.

Los Angeles Sustainability Plan

The County of Los Angeles is developing the first county-wide sustainability plan, and has contracted with UCLA, in collaboration with the engineering firm Buro Happold, and with Liberty Hill Foundation. The UCLA team includes the CCSC, the UCLA Law School and the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge. CCSC is providing expertise in the development of goals...

Publications

Adapting Urban Water Systems to Manage Scarcity in the 21st Century:

S. Pincetl, E. Porse, K. Mika, E. Litvak, K. Manago, T. Hogue, T. Gillespie, D.Pataki, M.Gold

Published Work | 2018 | Environmental Management


On the Connection Between Global Hydrologic Sensitivity and Regional Wet Extremes

C.W. Thackeray, A.M. DeAngelis, A. Hall, D.L. Swain, X. Qu

Published Work | 2018 | Geophysical Research Letters


Groundwater Exchange Pools and Urban Water Supply Sustainability: Modeling Directed and Undirected Networks

E. Porse, K. Mika, R. Williams, M. Gold. W. Blomquist, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2018 | Journal of Water Resources Planning and Management

In the News

Headline

12.31.2018

2019 will be the year L.A. starts to wean itself from imported water

UCLA’s Mark Gold in the LA Times.  Gold writes about what 2019 will bring for L.A.’s water. 


Headline

12.26.2018

Dennis P. Lettenmaier Receives 2018 Robert E. Horton Medal

Dennis Lettenmaier is a Distinguished Professor of Geography at UCLA who studies hydrological modeling and prediction, hydrologic remote sensing, hydrology-climate interactions, and water management.  Earth and Space Science News reported that Lettenmaier received the 2018 Robert E. Horton Medal for “outstanding contributions to hydrology.”


Headline

12.19.2018

New management strategies may help Los Angeles avoid future water crises

Stephanie Pincetl is Professor-in-Residence at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Director of the California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA. In this UPI article, she discusses LA’s water future and what may stand in the way. 

Video

From Farms to Cities: Percolating New Ideas for Water Security

Sustainable Conservation a non-profit and IoES practicum client partner produced this video from an event held Sept 6, 2017 Following winter rains that pummeled the state, it’s easy for California’s five-year drought to recede in our memories. Resisting that amnesia is essential to our Golden State’s water future. We will explore how farms and cities...