Climate Change Impacts on Precipitation: an Interview with David Neelin

David Neelin is a Professor in UCLA’s Atmospheric Sciences who works on climate modeling, including precipitation predictions in the face of climate change. Dr. Neelin’s work has contributed to understanding and predictability of many aspects of natural climate variation such as El Niño and its impacts on precipitation. His group often uses interdisciplinary tools adapted...



How Severe has the California Drought been?

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Program Office released their Drought Task Force report on the California Drought on December 4th 2014.



Forecast: L.A.’s Green Infrastructure Will Come from an Integrated Approach

On December 10, the UCLA Anderson Forecast quarterly economic outlook presents Parched Lawns, Severe Congestion, and Flickering Lights: Rebuilding, Reinventing, and Reimagining California’s Infrastructure. A panel of experts from UCLA, local nonprofits, industry, and state and city public offices has been invited to discuss the critical investments and resource preservation that California requires for a prosperous...



Scientists stress conservation of water in midst of drought

By Miriam Hernandez Originally posted by Eyewitness News ABC7 Los Angeles  LOS ANGELES (KABC) — This year, rain levels are one-fourth of normal. According to projections by JPL, you will see some storms this winter, but not the big soakers. “The great wet hope, El Nino, looks like it’s off the table,” said JPL climatologist...

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Proposition 1, the California Water Bond: Is it the Answer to California’s Water Crisis?

On November 4th, Californians will have the chance to vote on a statewide water bond intended to provide funds for investment in water infrastructure and technology, improvement of water quality and storage, and protection of water resources and environments. For some this is a long-awaited opportunity -- the bond has been delayed, altered, and reconfigured since its original conception in 2009.



Can We Ensure the Future of Water?

The UCLA Water Resources Group, founded by the IoES, works with environmental organizations and government agencies to improve water management in Los Angeles.