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The Future of Water in Southern California

May 24 @ 4:00 pm-6:00 pm

The Luskin Center for Innovation would like to invite you to the UCLA Water Resources Group inaugural public meeting on May 24th, which will feature a discussion on the recently-released report of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California’s (MWD) Blue Ribbon Committee. The report recommends models, strategies and approaches for the coming half-century of water challenges. Luskin scholar Yoram Cohen was appointed member of the Blue Ribbon Committee, Luskin scholar and director J.R. DeShazo served as research staff for the Blue Ribbon Committee, and Luskin Center Executive Committee member Glen MacDonald presented to the committee. The Luskin Center will also host an event in later 2011 on local water source development and reuse. Please stay tuned and in the meantime, we hope to see you at the meeting on May 24th.The Future of Water in Southern California: A  Presentation and Discussion on the Metropolitan Water District’s Blue Ribbon Committee ReportUCLA Water Resources Group Inaugural Public MeetingClick here to RSVP Keynote Robert Simonds, Blue Ribbon Committee Chair and Former MWD DirectorPanelYoram Cohen, Blue Ribbon Committee Member, Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering & Director, Water Technology Research CenterJ.R. DeShazo, Committee Consultant, Associate Professor of Public Policy & Director, Luskin Center for Innovation Robert Lempert, Committee Consultant, RAND Corporation & Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition Glen MacDonald, Panel Moderator, Professor of Geography and Ecology and Evolutionary Biology &  Director, Institute of the Environment and SustainabilityThe MWD Blue Ribbon Committee Report outlines proposed models, strategies and approaches for the coming half-century of water challenges. More than 20 of Southern California’s corporate, community and academic leaders contributed to the report. The analysis, recommendations and strategies cover the development of new water options for Southern California, energy for the future, economic development and new technologies, financial stability, workforce, and external and internal communications functions.  This event is a joint presentation of the UCLA:Institute of the Environment and SustainabilityLaw School Emmett Center for Climate Change and the EnvironmentLaw School Frankel Environmental Law Policy ProgramWater Technology Research CenterHenry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied ScienceLuskin Center for Innovation in the Luskin School of Public Affairs   


May 24
4:00 pm-6:00 pm


TBA Public Affairs Building
337 Charles E Young Dr East
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States