California laws determining ownership of groundwater are a convoluted tangle rooted in England’s common law. With the drought and other supply constrictors as a backdrop, a dynamic panel of experts illuminates who owns this necessity, why, and the ramifications.
As Los Angeles dips into a time of water scarcity, the Hammer screens this documentary about a village in Haiti where obtaining safe drinking water has never been easy.
Achieving 100 percent water sustainability by 2050 is one of the goals of the UCLA Grand Challenge Team. Join some of the world’s top experts in climate change, water quality and supply, public policy, law, and more to discuss the feasibility of the goal, potential ways to get there, and the importance of local water self-sufficiency for L.A. businesses and families.
Is it sci-fi-film–style panic, or are we truly running out of water?
A Zócalo/UCLA event Moderated by Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter, Orange County Register
Grand Central Market
La Kretz Hall, Suite 300
"Nitrate in Groundwater of California Agricultural Regions: Assessment & Solutions" presented by Dr. Thomas Harter, Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy in Water Management and Policy
Boelter Hall, Room 4275
UCLA School of Law
Sea levels are expected to rise dramatically over the next 50 to 100 years, and coastal cities like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, London, and Shanghai are especially vulnerable. Leading landscape architects, city planners, engineers, and architects discuss adaptations for flood-proofing in our wetter, warmer future. With UC Berkley Professor of Landscape Architecture Kristina Hill, coastal geomorphologist Jeremy Lowe, and civil engineer Peter Wijsman.
With a growing population, ongoing drought, and the increasing impact of climate change, California has no choice but to better manage its limited water resources. We’ve seen the consequences of mismanagement through a degrading delta ecosystem, overdraft of groundwater basins statewide, and numerous farms without water allocations. Clearly we cannot continue in this vein. Mark Gold, acting director, UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, moderates a panel with Jeffrey Kightlinger, general manager, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California; Felicia Marcus, chair, State Water Resources Control and Ellen Hanak, senior fellow, Public Policy Institute of California.
In this documentary, Edward Burtynsky and Jennifer Baichwal journey around the globe—from the man-made All-American Canal on the Colorado River to the sacred waters of the Allahabad in India to the immense Xiluodu Dam in China—exploring the massive impact that human intervention has had on the world's water supply. A discussion with the filmmakers and Mark Gold, acting director, Institute of the Environment and Sustainability follows the screening. (2013, Dirs. J. Baichwal & E. Burtynsky, 92 min).
La Kretz Hall Suite 300
UCLA Library Special Collections
Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room
4275 Boelter Hall
Featuring Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Board
UCLA Law School
Saving water starts with us. Join us to learn simple ways to save water and money in our homes and gardens.
Corner of Grand View & Venice
Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA Medical Center Room B-130
TBA presented by Dr. Firat Testik, Associate Professor at Clemson University
4275 Boelter Hall
Cytochrome P450 Mediated Biotransformation of Xenobiotic Compounds presented by Prof. Jagjit Yadav, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati
4275 Boelter Hall
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the University of California Los Angeles as part of the 11th annual G'Day USA Program.
Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons – Sunset Village, UCLA