Water

May 31, 2012

New Low Impact Development Ordinance Promoted by Sanitation’s Adel Hagehkalil

Adel Hagekhalil of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation explains how the City's new Low Impact Development ordinance will work towards reducing pollution from stormwater runoff across the region.

May 31, 2012

Milken’s Global 2012 Conference Assesses Looming Water Crisis

Excerpts from a Milken Institute Global Conference 2012 Panel, 'Water: Quenching the Planet's Insatiable Thirst', featuring David Beckman, Director of the Water Program and Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council, Evan Lovell, Founding Partner, Virgin Green Fund, and Marc Nathanson, Chairman, Falcon Waterfree Technologies.

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 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.

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 30, 2012

LA City’s Water Reclamation Projects Highlight Success of Clean Water Efforts

Adel Hagekhalil, Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, provides MIR with a another is a series of essays on clean water projects in Los Angeles. The City’s partnerships on water and landscape design stand out as some of the most innovative projects taking place in US cities today, making use of the region’s ecological infrastructure. 

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

Adel Hagekhalil on Significance of South LA’s Wetlands Park

Natural spaces in cities may provide recreation areas for residents, but in Los Angeles they also contribute to an ecological infrastructure. In South LA, the creation of a wetland on what once was a parking lot marks a commitment to using landscape to treat storm water.

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.

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