Archive Tag: Water

Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Research Spotlight: Greg Pierce

In 2012, California became the first state to legally recognize the human right to water, requiring that all Californians have access to “safe, clean, affordable and accessible water.” We spoke with Greg Pierce, associate director of the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Urban Planning, about his research and the inequalities faced by Los Angeles communities when it comes to this basic human right.

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Daniel Swain (climate scientist at the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability) was quoted in stories in the AP/Los Angeles Times and the Weather Channel about a University of Arkansas study finding that warming temperatures have exacerbated drought conditions in the West, and that the region may be experiencing a two decades-long “megadrought.”

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