Thinking Water Part II: Water, Energy, and Climate Challenges Facing the U.S. West
Hosted by the Arid Lands Institute in partnership with the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. This is a half-day seminar and briefing for designers on the critical water challenges facing the U.S. West.
Saturday, October 29, 2011
9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Ahmanson Main Space, Woodbury University, 7500 Glenoaks Boulevard, Burbank, CA 91510
The future of development across the western United States is intricately linked to the availability of water. A precious, but often overlooked and misunderstood resource, water impacts policy, the environment, and economics. Addressing these issues, a team of scientists and researchers from UCLA's Institute of the Environment and Sustainability will present findings, brief attendees, and answer questions on water, energy, climate change, and strategic design opportunities for a water-smart future.
Presentation topics include: the limitations posed by energy-intensive water delivery systems; projected impacts of climate change on western water resources; myths and realities of localized stormwater management, including case studies; and the challenges, both regional and global, of managing water in an urbanized world.
Presenters represent thought leaders in the field of design, engineering, and sustainability.
Thinking Water_Part II: Water, Energy, and Climate Challenges Facing the US West: A Briefing for Designers is part of ALI’S 2011-2012 Drylands Design Initiative. The event support architects, landscape architects, engineers, urban designers, and students participating in the William Turnbull, Jr. Drylands Design Competition, an international competition seeking progressive design strategies for low-carbon, localized water systems.