climate resilience

MWD General Manager Adel Hagekhalil on Rewriting SoCal’s Water Management Playbook

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Adel Hagekhalil

With the Metropolitan Water District and the Los Angeles Department of Water & Power announcing mandatory cutbacks to some parts of Southern California come June 1, VX News interviews General Manager Adel Hagekhalil who discusses the necessity of developing new tools and innovation for enhancing local water supply and management strategies adaptable to conditions wrought by the climate crisis.

CA Sen. Bob Wieckowski on State’s Proposed Funding of Climate Resilience

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Bob Wieckowski

VX News interviewed California State Senator and Chair of its Budget Subcommittee on Resources, Environmental Protection, and Energy, Bob Wieckowski, who underscores the importance of empowering local solutions and offers insights on how the final budget might address wildfire risks, EV deployment, recycling, and other top climate priorities.

SMMC’s Joe Edmiston ‘Jazzed’ by Newsom Spending & Open Space Priorities

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With generous surplus state funding included for climate resilience in Governor Newsom’s 2022-23 budget request, VX News caught up with Santa Monica Mountain’s Conservancy Executive Director, Joe Edmiston, to elaborate on how the influx of federal and state infrastructure investments will impact Southern California conservation and open space projects.

Malibu Foundation Report on Community Resilience Risks in SoCal Wildland-Urban Interface

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As early February brings heat alerts for communities in Southern California following an otherwise dry January, VX News shares the latest report by the Malibu Foundation assessing the social vulnerabilities and physical hazards of living in Southern California's Wildland Urban Interface.

Rep. Mike Levin on the Consequential Impacts of Congress’ Budget & Infrastructure Votes This Month

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Mike Levin

As Democrats in Congress work in the next two weeks to fashion and negotiate a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill, VX News asked Representative Mike Levin (CA-49) to elaborate on the significance of the pending federal spending frameworks.