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Past events

  • Quantified Conservation: A Path to River Ecosystem Health

    Joe Whitworth, President, The Freshwater Trust and Author, “Quantified Conservation”

    April 13, 2016 4:00 PM

    Lecture 4pm Young Hall CS50

  • Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles

    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.

    December 2, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • Towards Food, Energy and Water Security in California

    Towards Food, Energy and Water Security in California

    ​A free three-day workshop running from Dec 2-4 at UCLA examines Food-Energy-Water Security in California under Changing Conditions: the Nexus Perspective.

    California NanoSystems Institute

  • La Source

    ​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.

    November 24, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • John Muir Special Colloquium: Nicola Ulibarri

    November 17, 2015 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

    1261 Bunche Hall

  • Who Owns Water?

    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.

    October 29, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • Down to Drops or Still at Gallons? The State of California's Water Supply

    Is it sci-fi-film–style panic, or are we truly running out of water?

    September 24, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • Can We Engineer Our Way Out of the Drought?

    A Zócalo/UCLA event Moderated by Margot Roosevelt, Economy Reporter, Orange County Register

    August 18, 2015 7:30 PM

    Grand Central Market

  • Ocean Plastic Pollution

    Ocean Plastic Pollution

    July 14, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • UCLA Water Resources Group Seminar

    June 3, 2015 12:00 PM

    La Kretz Hall, Suite 300

  • UCLA Water Resources Group and Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    "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

    May 21, 2015 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    Boelter Hall, Room 4275


    March 13, 2015 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    UCLA School of Law

  • Urban Adaptations for Rising Sea Levels

    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.

    March 3, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • Can California’s Water Ever Be Sustainable?

    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.

    February 5, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • Watermark

    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).​​

    January 22, 2015 7:30 PM

    Hammer Museum

  • A History of Water Policy and Infrastructure Development in the San Gabriel Valley

    January 12, 2015 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

    La Kretz Hall Suite 300

  • Climates of Change: How Are the Humanities Contributing to Water Sustainability?

    UCLA Library Special Collections

    November 6, 2014 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM

    Charles E. Young Research Library Main Conference Room

  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar

    October 23, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4275 Boelter Hall

  • The Great California Drought This Time, and Next

    Featuring Felicia Marcus, Chair of the State Water Board

    October 10, 2014 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

    UCLA Law School

  • Water Wise Expo at the Mar Vista Farmers’ Market presents tools and tips to fight the California drought

    Saving water starts with us. Join us to learn simple ways to save water and money in our homes and gardens.

    March 16, 2014 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

    Corner of Grand View & Venice

  • "Water Everlasting? The Battle to Secure Haiti's most Essential Resource"

    March 13, 2014 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

    Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA Medical Center Room B-130

  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar

    TBA presented by Dr. Firat Testik, Associate Professor at Clemson University

    March 13, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4275 Boelter Hall

  • Environmental and Water Resources Engineering Seminar

    Cytochrome P450 Mediated Biotransformation of Xenobiotic Compounds presented by Prof. Jagjit Yadav, Department of Environmental Health, University of Cincinnati

    March 6, 2014 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

    4275 Boelter Hall

  • US-Australian Dialogue on Water

    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.

    January 13, 2014 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    Grand Horizon Room, Covel Commons – Sunset Village, UCLA