• Nitrate in Groundwater of California Agricultural Regions: Assessment & Solution

    Nitrate in Groundwater of California Agricultural Regions: Assessment & Solution

    A presentation by Dr. Thomas Harter, Robert M. Hagan Endowed Chair in Water Management and Policy in Water Management and Policy held May 21st, 2015.

  • Sacramento beats L.A. in water conservation

    Sacramento residents recently achieved something significant in dealing with the drought gripping California: In November, they used less water per person than residents of Los Angeles.

  • Los Angeles, City of Water

    On December 7, 2014, The New York Times Week in Review included an opinion editorial piece by JACQUES LESLIEDEC which focuses about how the Los Angeles Region is leading the way in the arid Southwest for cities that are becoming “water sustainable”reducing their reliance on imported water from other regions and making better use of local resources.

From the UCLA Environment Newsroom

Lake Oroville State Recreation Area affected by the California drought. Credit: Flickr, Ray-Bouknight

Beyond the Perfect Drought: California’s Real Water Crisis

The record-breaking drought in California is not chiefly the result of low precipitation. Three factors – rising temperatures, groundwater depletion, and a shrinking Colorado River – mean the most populous U.S. state will face decades of water shortages and must adapt.

Credit: Caltrans.

New Solutions For Dire California Drought

Originally aired on March 24, 2015 Yoram Cohen, a professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering and a member of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability, was interviewed by NPR’s OnPoint about desalination as a potential solution for the state’s … Continued

Credit: The Huffington Post

What Do Water Restrictions Mean For California?

Originally aired on March 23, 2015 on HuffPostLive As drought continues to plague California, state regulators have since imposed more restrictions that threaten lawn watering and water use by businesses. What more is to come as the drought persists? HuffPost … Continued

Microbeads are often mistaken for food sources by fish, which digest them along with the toxins that they carry | Photo: 5 Gyres

Microbeads: Water’s Tiny Trash Problem

Originally posted by KCET’s “SoCal Connected” It’s a new kind of plastic that is too small to recycle and too tiny to filter out of our waste water. They are called microbeads. Thousands of them are put into skin cleansers, … Continued

District 3

IoES Professor Appointed as L.A. County Regional Planning Commissioner

Dr. Stephanie Pincetl has been selected to the Los Angeles County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) by Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. Supervisor Kuehl was recently elected to represent the Third District in Los Angeles County, a region of two million constituents and 431 square miles.


Taking on Water

UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability and Hammer Museum partner to present a year-long series of public programs about water


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 - 1:54 PM

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