Mark Gold quoted in article about how California can do more to save its rainwater

February 20, 2019

In February 2019, the state of California has had approximately 18 trillion gallons of rainwater, with most of it running into the ocean rather than being captured. In a time of droughts and water shortages, a significant amount of rainwater is being wasted.

In a recent Los Angeles Times article, Mark Gold (associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA and leader of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge) commented that, “…more water is running down the river into the ocean than what Los Angeles would use in close to a year.”  With the passing of Measure W in November 2018, which requires that the City invest an estimated $300 million annually in water infrastructure projects, Gold is optimistic that more will be done to capture runoff water to help increase the state’s water supply.

Read more at Los Angeles Times.