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Former EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson Lecture

​Lisa P. Jackson was Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency under President Obama, and is now Vice President of Environmental Initiatives for Apple.  Ms. Jackson will be speaking about ways that government and business can address environmental and energy challenges, as part of the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability's Oppenheim Lecture Series.

US-Australian Dialogue on Water
US-Australian Dialogue on Water
Monday, January 13, 2014

​Australian and US Experts come together to challenge existing thinking on water issues and to explore twenty-first century solutions.

Lunch Talk | David Pettit, Senior Attorney, NRDC

David Pettit is a senior attorney at the Natural Resources Defense Council and a Bruin. At NRDC, Mr. Pettit leads the Southern California Air Quality Project.

Presentation | The Future of Water Quality and Supply in Southern California

​The inaugural meeting of the UCLA Water Resources Group will feature a presentation and m​oderated discussion concerning the future of Southern California's water quality and supply. The subject of the presentation​ will be Metropolitan Water District's recently released Blue Ribbon Committee Report. 

Presentation | What Caused the Gulf Oil Spill?

Lunch lecture by Richard Lazarus, Executive Director of the BP Deepwater Horizon Gulf Oil Spill and Offshore Drilling Commission​

Adapting to a Parched Future: Cities, Development, and the War for Water

​How will the shrinking supply of water for Southern California affect urban and suburban development in the Southland?  How should policymakers, water suppliers, local governments, and developers respond?  What new litigation and other risks do developers and water managers face in this new era?  And what, if anything, does this have to do with climate change?  Come join this discussion with a panel of water experts drawn from business, law, and government. 

Preventing and Responding to Catastrophe: The Role of Environmental Law and Policy

Leading scholars, advocates and government officials discussed disaster planning and response, with particular attention to global climate change and to the vulnerability of California's levee system.  Bruce Babbitt gave the keynote address, stressing the importance of land-use planning in ensuring that more housing isn't built in vulnerable areas. ​