3/3/15 Sustainable Infrastructure with Tim Psomas

Date:  Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time:  12 - 1:30pm
Location:  112 SE1 (map)
Timothy Psomas, chairman of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure and former chairman of the board of Psomas, will be discussing the new national organization he is helping to lead: the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure (ISI). ISI has developed and is promoting a groundbreaking infrastructure sustainability rating system. Fashioned after LEED, the Envision™ Sustainable Infrastructure Rating System focuses on non-habitable infrastructure such as bridges, highways and water treatment plants, which constitute one-third of all new construction in the U.S.
Link to PowerPoint presention here.
Free and open to the public. Lunch provided. RSVP (optional) khartsho@uci.edu by February 25th.

3/3/15 Coping with Water Scarcity

Associate Professor of Environmental Economics & Policy
UC Riverside
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 4:00 - 5:30 PM
Location: Donald Bren Hall, Room 6011 (map)
Consistent with historical trends, California saw its driest year on record in 2013 and its warmest year in 2014. Despite recent rains, the Sierra snowpack remains well below average, groundwater tables are low and falling, and the current drought is expected to continue into the foreseeable future. Water agencies across the state have been mandated to significantly reduce per-capita water use or else lose their eligibility for state grants and loans. More than ever, urban water suppliers are seeking effective strategies for managing residential demand.
Presented by Water UCI. Please RSVP here.

2/26/15 MURP Alumni Council (MAC) Brown Bag

Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015
Time: 3:30 - 4:30 PM
Location: 306 SE1 (map)
Tim Corbett (Orange County Public Works), Greg Watkins (Watkins Cerney Architects & Planners, Inc.), Daniel Howard (Advance Power & Energy Program, UCI) will discuss "Sustainable Waste Management and the Future of Public Infrastructure and Energy in Cities."
Come meet professionals working at the intersection of planning, and sustainability. Learn what they do on the job and the challenges they face. Engage in discussion and discover what you can do as future planners.

1/30/15 The Upcomng U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council

Featuring Brian Israel, Office of the Legal Adviser for Oceans, International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, United States Department of State

Friday, January 30, 2015

12:00 p.m.
Lunch will be provided

UCI University Club
801 East Peltason Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

Registration for this event is required. Please click here to RSVP.

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