From the UCLA Environment Newsroom

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Water crisis — Survival of the wettest

Water. We can’t live without it. California is in one of the worst droughts in years. And sea levels are rising as fresh water supplies disappear. Are we facing a global crisis – or just a local problem? In this … Continued

California Drought Photo

How Los Angeles is surviving California’s drought

UCLA Water Resources Group Director Madelyn Glickfeld was quoted in a Time article about the dangers of draining reservoirs during a drought and the opportunities that the current drought brings to improve water efficiency in Southern California.


Alleviating drought with seawater

Yoram Cohen, professor at the School of Engineering and IoES, was interviewed by KCBS-Channel 2 and KCAL-Channel 9 about efforts to create viable large-scale desalination plants in California.


Severe California drought draining finances

Glen MacDonald, director of the IoES and professor of geography and ecology and evolutionary biology, was interviewed on NBC’s “Nightly News” about the historical significance and potential impact of the current drought emergency in California.


Sustaining L.A.

UCLA Magazine profile on Bruin alumnus, environmental advocate, and IoES Associate Director Mark Gold.

Surveying H2O in Southern California

Stephanie Pincetl, Ph.D., Director of the Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA’s Institute of Environment and Sustainability, speaks about her continued work to map the different organizations and entities that control water in Los Angeles.


Silver Lining to ‘Greywater’

Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and IoES Professor Yoram Cohen and engineering graduate student Zita Yu are developing ‘vertical wetlands’ to ease water use.


Can We Ensure the Future of Water?

The UCLA Water Resources Group, founded by the IoES, works with environmental organizations and government agencies to improve water management in Los Angeles.


California beaches are eroding

Tony Orme, professor emeritus of geography and geology & UC White Mountain Research Center director, was interviewed on KPCC about efforts to replenish beach sand lost to development and other human activities along California’s coastline.


L.A.’s new groundwater treatment center

IoES Associate Director Mark Gold was interviewed on KNX-1070 AM about the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s plan to build the world’s largest groundwater treatment center over a Superfund pollution site in the San Fernando Valley.

Madelyn Glickfeld

Assistant Director for Outreach and Strategic Initiatives and UCLA Water Resources Group Director Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Tel: (310) 962-6120