The first-ever White House Water Summit was held on March 22 to discuss water issues facing American cities and communities. The Obama Administration offered support for ongoing water research and conservation projects around the country, including at UCLA, which was mentioned as one of the 172-odd entities who have made water commitments. Yoram Cohen (Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Sciences – Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering) represented UCLA.
Source: UCLA to participate in White House Water Summit UCLA Newsroom, 21 March 2016
Additional coverage about the White House Water Summit:
The White House Doesn’t Want Audacious Water Goals, It Wants Hundreds of Water Projects FastCoExist, 25 March 2016
Commitments to Action on Building a Sustainable Water Future The Executive Office of the President, 22 March 2016