Metropolitan Water District

May 28, 2014

MWD’s Response to State’s Drought and Challenges of Climate Change Adaptation

Jeff Kightlinger details the ongoing preparation and response his regional water agency has championed in the face of the driest calendar year in California’s history.

March 6, 2014

MWD’s Kightlinger on Drought: Water in the Age of Uncertainty

Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, speaks on the history of MWD and its shift toward prioritizing increased water storage.

September 5, 2012

MWD’s Jeff Kightlinger Endorses Governor’s Preferred Delta Fix

TPR interview with Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District for Southern California, on Governor Brown's plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta project and on efforts Southern California has made towards greater water independence.

August 31, 2012

Deputy Resources Secretary Jerry Meral Expresses Optimism over Gov. Brown's Delta Plan

Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary of Resources, discusses preservation and infrastructure efforts and working with stakeholders around the Bay Delta.

June 29, 2012

Lessons from Los Angeles’ Century of Growth and Reinvention Shared with SPUR Delegation

David Abel, 'Beyond Chinatown' author Steven Erie, and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss how LA's urban and infrastructure development in the late 19th - early 20th century set the city on a trajectory unique from San Francisco.

June 30, 2014

Randy Record, MWD’s New Chair, on Water Bond Priorities & BDCP

Randy Record shares MWD's focus and speaks to the Bay Delta Conservation Plan.

May 31, 2012

Suja Lowenthal on Water, Ports, Mobility in Long Beach

Long Beach Vice Mayor Suja Lowenthal tells TPR of her focus on water, transportation, bicycles, and a new relationship between the City of Long Beach and its port, all with the aim of fostering a more livable city.

April 26, 2012

Professor Steve Erie: Imperial Irrigation District Transfer, Not MWD, Drives Rates in San Diego

Steve Erie of UCSD discusses the legal and political dispute between the San Diego County Water Authority and the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

February 26, 2012

California’s Water: A VerdeXchange Expert Panel on Reimagining the State’s Water Infrastructure

What is the condition of CA’s water delivery system? TPR excerpts a VX2012 panel moderated by Jack Baylis of the Shaw Group. Jeff Kightlinger of the Metropolitan Water District gives the ‘good’, the ‘bad’, and the ‘ugly’ of dealing with CA’s water infrastructure. Phil Isenberg of the Delta Stewardship Council follows with an analysis of water consumption and the impact that CA’s water usage and policy will have on the state’s water sources.

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