Topical Tag: Water

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Events

Lecture Series

Oppenheim Lecture: California’s Climate Future

Water and the Sierra Nevada

2.9.2017

Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...


Special Event

Research Talk: What Climate Change Means for the Sierra Nevada–and California

Presentation and Q&A by Professor Alex Hall

1.24.2017

Over the past few years, Californians have seen first-hand the consequences of hotter-than-normal temperatures and a smaller-than-normal Sierra Nevada snowpack, including historically low reservoir levels, dying trees, and increased wildfire risk. You’ve probably wondered, “If things are like this now, what will they be like in the future, as the climate continues to change?” UCLA...


Symposium

Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency

Corporate Partners Program Symposium

1.18.2017

The Corporate Partners Program of UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability is proud to present: Spotlight on Sustainability: Preparing Your Company for Water Resiliency UCLA water experts and business leaders will come together to discuss what steps companies can take to ensure that they are prepared for our water future. Speakers will address: Cutting-edge...

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

Jennifer Taylor Headshot

Jennifer Taylor

Second Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Alison Partie

Alison Partie

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Krishna Krishnamurthy Headshot

Krishna Krishnamurthy

First Year D.Env. Student

Environmental Science and Engineering

Projects

The Future of Extreme Precipitation in California

Our researchers are investigating the effects of climate change on heavy precipitation events in the state. Specifically, we're focusing on atmospheric rivers, moisture-laden filaments of air that move across oceans and produce heavy precipitation when they make landfall. Understanding how atmospheric rivers are affected in a changing climate is key to smart water planning in the future.

Health and Water Conservation Policy: How can California’s water community consider human health while protecting against California’s drought?

Part of an occasional series about the work of UCLA water experts. by Sharona Sokolow California’s current drought is a major crisis. After three years of below average precipitation, over 80% of California is in a state of exceptional or extreme drought. Compounded by unpredictable future weather patterns, melting snowpack, and aging infrastructure for water storage...

Sustainable Water Research Projects at the Luskin Center for Innovation

UCLA’s Luskin Center for Innovation hosts a Sustainable Water Systems Initiative program to improve science-based decision-making for managing the state’s precious water resources. Focusing largely on water supply reliability issues under conditions of a changing climate, the collaboration between UCLA researchers and the local, regional, and state water communities aims to bring academic research to...

Publications

Confronting Standards and Nomenclature in Spatial Data Infrastructures: A Case Study of Urban Los Angeles County Geospatial Water Management Data

M. Cope, S. Pincetl

Published Work | 2014 | International Journal of Spatial Data Infrastructures Research


Water Distribution System Efficiency: An Essential or Neglected Part of the Water Conservation Strategy for Los Angeles County Water Retailers?

K. S. Naik, M. Glickfeld

Published Work | 2015 |


A tale of two California Droughts: Lessons Amidst Record Warmth and Dryness in a Region of Complex Physical and Human Geography

D. L. Swain

Published Work | 2015 | Geophysical Research Letters

In the News

Update

1.5.2017

It’s a Different World

Governor Brown Announces Mandatory Water Conservation through Executive Order


Headline

1.5.2017

NBC News: “Gas Station Spills Could Pollute Water by Drips and Drops: Study” Yifang Zhu

FSPH Environmental Health Sciences associate professor Dr. Yifang Zhu shares with NBCNews.com her insight on a study about the cumulative pollutive effects of gas station spills.