Resnick Institute

Water Resilience & Sustainability Symposium Presentations

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September 21-22, 2015

This workshop will address the long-term potential for sustainable water use in urban environments, using the Los Angeles area as a case study for discussion. The outcome of the workshop will be a short high-level report that outlines a research, investment and policy roadmap that might lead towards the most sustainable use of water in urban areas.

The presentations below are from the Symposium: “State of the art and future technologies for the optimized urban water system”

Opening Remarks and The Present and Future of California Water

Felicia Marcus: Chairperson, California State Water Resources Control Board


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Satellite Observations of the Epic California Drought

Jay Famiglietti: Senior Water Scientist, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory and Professor, UC Irvine




Integrated Water Management - Innovation Opportunities

Leslie Shoemaker: Executive Vice President, Water, Environment & Infrastructure, Tetra Tech




Can Urban Water Systems Transition Away from Imported Water?

David Sedlak: Malozemoff Professor, UC Berkeley and co-director, Berkeley Water Center