UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


Past Events

LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series
Part 2: Understanding Local Groundwater Storage Potential
Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 9 AM – 4:30 PM

In support of UCLA's Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, the Center for Climate Science co-hosted a two-part workshop series investigating how more local stormwater can be harnessed to decrease the Los Angeles region's dependence in imported water. The second workshop in the series focused on the region’s groundwater basins: how they are managed, how rights are distributed, and how the impacts of sea level rise can be modeled and planned for. Learn more and access workshop presentations here

Jeff and Tracey Waters, Staines-upon-Thames, Surrey, UK, February 2014. (c) Gideon Mendel

Drowning World
Presentation by Photojournalist Gideon Mendel, followed by “The Art of Teaching Climate Change” Roundtable
Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1–3 PM
UCLA, Glorya Kaufman Hall 200

Award-winning photojournalist Gideon Mendel visited UCLA to present his “Drowning World” series, which documents the impact of flooding events on people across the globe. Following the presentation, scholars and practitioners in climate change education and communication held a roundtable discussion on “The Art of Teaching Climate Change.” The Center for Climate Science co-sponsored the event, and Associate Director Katharine Reich participated in the roundtable. Learn more

LA’s Water Resource Future Workshop Series
Part 1: Understanding Local Stormwater Capture Potential
Friday, February 19, 2016

The first in the LA’s Water Resource Future series, this workshop explored the state of stormwater management and planning in the LA region, future climate change impacts on stormwater, potential ecosystem benefits of stormwater capture, and strategies to incentivize stormwater capture. Learn more and access workshop presentations here

Getting Involved

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