New Solutions-Focused Lab Aims to Further Advance Access to Affordable, Safe Water

UCLA’s Human Right to Water Solutions Lab expands research across the country to support policy, advocacy and civic leadership.

More Nuance Is Needed to Accurately Measure Extreme Heat in Cities

A research team led by V. Kelly Turner calls for more comprehensive urban heat data — an essential element of any strategy to cool cities down.

Join Our Team! We’re Hiring a Manager of Climate Action Research

We’re hiring a proactive, collaborative leader to facilitate climate action research and amplify its impact.

How Can California Protect Its Water Supply From Wildfire?

Stakeholders from across disciplines and institutions offer recommendations to ensure safe, reliable water supply amid a growing wildfire threat.

Gas Bill Debt Disproportionately Burdens Low-Income Neighborhoods

As California’s utility shutoff ban ends, UCLA research shows where unpaid gas utility bills proliferated amid the pandemic.
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State can do more to protect Californians from extreme heat

Top environmental policy experts say a comprehensive approach is needed to deal with state’s deadliest global-warming side effect
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Turner and Colleagues Receive Grant to Pinpoint Sources of Heat Injustice

Through modeling, data and storytelling, researchers will explore why historically redlined neighborhoods face extreme heat burdens today.

UCLA to Inform Adaptive Management of Stormwater Capture Program in L.A. County

Luskin Center for Innovation researchers join interdisciplinary monitoring team to enhance the region’s water supply and build community resilience

Researchers Call for Attention to ‘Heat Governance’ to Protect Those Most at Risk from Extreme Heat

V. Kelly Turner and coauthors outline necessary components of an equitable strategy to address extreme heat

Symposium Convenes Climate Adaptation Experts Amid Intensifying Heat, Fires and Floods

With 24 virtual sessions, the symposium featured the research and expertise of 98 speakers across the social sciences, including economics, geography, public health, urban planning and public policy.