Happenings

Thanks to this year’s rainfall, the state of California is officially drought free for the first time since 2011.  However, in an interview with NPR’s All Things Considered, Mark Gold (associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at UCLA) reminded Californians of the importance of continuing to conserve water even in times of plentiful rain to prepare for future drought.  Gold explained that California is all but certain to experience drought in the future, referencing UCLA Alex Hall’s research on climate whiplash, and advocated that Los Angeles continue to decrease dependence of imported water to prepare for future drought.

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Jessica Cattelino, a sociocultural anthropologist, studies indigenous sovereignty, the cultural politics of water, and everyday American political processes and imaginations. As a Senior Faculty Research Associate at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women, she directs Sustainable LA Grand Challenge research on gender and everyday water use in Los Angeles households

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UCLA sponsored content about the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge (SLA GC) in the March 12, 2019 issue of The Washington Post. The article highlights how the City of Los Angeles is incorporating technologies developed by the campus to increase renewable energy, maximize local water supplies and enhance ecosystem health.

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