Water

UC Irvine's Michael Méndez on an Environmental Justice Agenda for 2021

Michael Méndez

VX News interviewed UC Irvine Professor—and recent appointee to the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board—Michael Méndez about what lessons Los Angeles and California can provide to policymakers in Washington D.C on climate action and environmental justice.

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.

Regional Interdependence: MWD’s Jeff Kightlinger on Water Resiliency and Climate Change & Need for Western States Water Collaboration

Jeffrey Kightlinger

Jeffrey Kightlinger updates readers on regional efforts to enhance resiliency and ensure for generations the quality of water supply; and, alerts policymakers to the need for constant re-investment of the region’s (Southern California and Western States) essential water infrastructure.

MWD’s Jeffrey Kightlinger on Ensuring Reliability of Southern California’s Water Supply

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Jeffrey Kightlinger

MWD General Manager, Jeffrey Kightlinger, who recently announced his plans for retirement at year’s end, to highlight the impressive progress MET has made on conservation, local supply, and resilience during his tenure.

E. Joaquin Esquivel: New California Water Board Chair on Re-envisioning State Water Priorities

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State Water Board Chair E. Joaquin Esquivel offers updates on current and future Board endeavors and his perspective on the critical importance of local management of watersheds in ensuring all Californian’s have access to safe, drinkable water.

CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld on Governor Newsom's Water & Climate Priorities

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Jared Blumenfeld

VX News sat down with new CalEPA Secretary Blumenfeld to discuss safe and affordable drinking water legislation, organic recycling policy, and taking on the federal government's inaction on climate.

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