By Aaron Julian“Every Californian should think about water the same way they think about electricity — you just don’t waste it.”This sentiment expressed by Debbie Franco of the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research is typical of the conservation advice offered by a panel of water experts during a Feb. 22, 2017, presentation at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs.
Safe water access, sanitation and
hygiene (WASH) practices continue to be an endemic problem which impairs
household health and livelihoods, especially in low and middle income countries.
As part of the Sustainable Water Initiative at the Luskin Center, Dr. Greg
Pierce supervised four UCLA undergraduates, Caroline Fernandes, Claudia Flores,
Gabrielle Montalbano, Harveen Sekhon to conduct a thorough evaluation of a WASH
improvement program implemented in eight villages located in the Nama
Sub-County of Uganda.
There is a reason you might be seeing a lot of electric vehicles on the road. California now has more than 230,000 plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) as part of a quickly growing zero-emission car market, the largest in the country.
LOS ANGELES — Two years after Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive 5 (ED 5), putting in place strong, emergency drought response measures for the City of Los Angeles, water customers of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) remain ahead of schedule in meeting citywide water conservation goals.
By Stan PaulAn interdisciplinary team of UCLA researchers has advanced to the semifinal round of a global competition to reduce greenhouse gases through groundbreaking scientific and technological innovation.
The California Air Resources Board has recently
improved several of its policies to increase the sales of electric vehicles and
make them more accessible to lower-income Californians. Each of these policy changes was supported by
research recently completed by the UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation and
By George FoulshamIf you’re looking for an example of what communities can do to take advantage of the land that adjoins the Los Angeles River, look no further than Marsh Park — 3.9 acres of greenway in the Elysian Valley neighborhood of Los Angeles, not far from downtown.
Carbon Upcycling, an interdisciplinary team from UCLA, today announced
its official entry into the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE. Carbon Upcycling,
headquartered in Los Angeles with 13 team members, is among a growing number of
teams from around the world vying for a share of the $20-million prize purse.