Water

The Future of California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus

VX News excerpts the latest study from Next 10 and the Pacific Institute on the Future of California's Water-Energy-Climate Nexus. Further finding that climate change-fueled droughts are likely to further increase water-related energy use and carbon emissions, the study offers recommendations for reducing water, energy, and greenhouse gas emissions associated with managing California's water supply.

Stapleton & Mangham: USGBC-LA’s Net Zero Accelerator

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Recognizing that buildings remain a stubborn sector to decarbonize and one of the most difficult spaces to bring new technologies to market,  USGBC-LA 's Net-Zero Accelerator is a one-of-kind 7-month program that utilizes LA's resources as an innovation ecosystem to propel a cohort of pilot-ready technologies to market and drive measurable adoption of net-zero solutions.

New LADWP Commissioner Mia Lehrer on Environmental Design, Systems Planning and Resiliency

VX News shares an interview of renowned LA landscape architect, Mia Lehrer, the newest appointee to the LADWP Board of Commissioners. Mia reflects on her firm's mission of advocacy by design as a process for making places that are environmentally significant and culturally meaningful to people and communities and helping implement projects—funded through bond measures and policies brought forward over time, whether on water, water conservation, shade, trees, or walkability.

Natural Resources Secretary Wade Crowfoot on Challenges of New Climate Reality

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California Secretary of Natural Resources Wade Crowfoot delivers a keynote address focusing on the economic, social and environmental challenges the state and localities are addressing in response to a new climate normal.

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