Infrastructure

May 8, 2013

Jack Baylis Discusses Water and Transitioning to ‘The Baylis Group’

Jack Baylis speaks to TPR as he leaves his position at The Shaw Group to form a new company, The Baylis Group, which will maintain a focus on water.

April 3, 2013

Larry Kosmont Outlines California Redevelopment Alternative

Larry Kosmont, CEO of Kosmont Companies, walks TPR through California Redevelopment’s liquidation timeline, with advice for the private sector on the State’s impending property divestment.

June 1, 2012

Jack Baylis Opens the West for the Shaw Environmental & Infrastructure Group

Interview with Jack Baylis on his transition from AECOM to The Shaw Group, on his positions on the California Fish and Game Commission and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and on the future of infrastructure and water in California.

May 1, 2012

Clean Water Projects Making Our Communities Clean and Sustainable

Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, provides MIR with a third article in a series of essays on clean water projects in Los Angeles, representing the City's commitment to pursuing a clean water, ecological infrastructure for the region.

April 17, 2012

Dutch Ambassador Renée Jones-Bos: 'The Cost Comes Before the Benefit'

Renée Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Netherlands to the United States, spoke about water, infrastructure, planning, ports, and cost-benefit analysis as the closing keynote speaker at the 2012 APA National Convention in Los Angeles.

March 29, 2012

Mayor Richard Daley: The Vital Role of Metropolitan Regions in Boosting Exports

Former Mayor of Chicago Richard Daley spoke at the Global Cities Initiative on March 21—a joint project of Brookings and JPMorgan Chase. Mayor Daley focuses on the steps major US cities must take to compete for jobs, business, and branding at an international scale, pointing to his efforts as Mayor to revive Chicago’s economic horizon. Through education, infrastructure, and public-private partnerships, cities can prepare for an interconnected world.

February 26, 2012

Katherman: SoCal Water Supply Crisis Necessitates Conservation & Reuse

As California’s water infrastructure ages and grows increasingly vulnerable, the need for water supply alternatives has become a critical priority. Rob Katherman, Board Director of the Water Replenishment District of Southern California, argues that Californians, especially Southern Californians, should look to conservation and reuse as the solution to their water problems.

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.

February 1, 2012

Darrell Steinberg: Time to Focus Intensely on State Water Bond

California State Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg's remarks highlighting the need for lawmakers to unite behind a coherent state water investment plan. In budget stressed economic times, passing a multi-billion dollar water bond will be challenging. The need to create jobs and reinvest in California drives Senator Steinberg forward, despite only having imperfect policy solutions to work with.

February 1, 2012

Groundwater Management in California Needs Better Monitoring and Regulation

TPR is pleased to present the following excerpt from a panel, ‘Groundwater Management: Advancing Quality and Quantity’ at the Future of Water in Southern California conference in Los Angeles. M. Rhead Enion, a fellow in environmental law and policy at UCLA, offers a comparative view of the condition of groundwater management in California today and what steps the state may take to improve regulatory mechanisms and mitigate looming challenges.

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