Archive Tag: Water

In an article about Sustainable Development Goal #6 (SDG 6), which strives for sanitary water for all, Professor Jessica Cattelino (associate professor in the department of anthropology at UCLA) praises the approach which emphasizes the importance of engaging local communities and women specifically around improving water and sanitation management.  

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Neil Berg, associate director of UCLA’s Center for Climate Science, was interviewed during a segment of the KPCC radio show Take Two. In the segment, Professor Berg explains how the recent January rainfall will impact Los Angeles’ water supply, and notes how the rain is, “really wonderful news to replenish some of our reservoirs and our overall water resources for the state.”

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UCLA climate scientists in collaboration with researchers from the University of Utah and the Colorado School of Mines published a paper adapting urban water systems to manage scarcity in the 21st Century in the journal Environmental Management. The paper argues that it is important for the public to recognize the role played by sociotechnical systems in creating resource availability and scarcity. Recognizing this role of the systems better positions cities/regions to address scarcity issues – particularly important for Los Angeles and Cape Town.

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On November 28, 2018, the Santa Monica City Council voted unanimously to transition the City to local water by 2023. The vote represents a serious commitment to sustainability from a City that was 100 percent reliant on imported water as recently as the 1990s. In addition to investing upwards of $120 million dollars in water infrastructure projects, the City of Santa Monica also committed to reducing consumer demand through aggressive conservation measures.

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Power lines in the Mojave Desert.
Nurit Katz/UCLA

UCLA and the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) entered a partnership to fund research that will move the city to clean local water and clean energy over the next five years. This agreement fosters collaborative research across universities in the LA region designed to achieve LA’s local water and energy goals as well as the aims of the Sustainable LA Grand Read more