Category Archives: Drought

Hack for LA Focuses Civic Hacking on Water Conservation Efforts

Hack for LA Focuses Civic Hacking on Water Conservation Efforts

As we enter our fourth year of historic drought, it’s time we get creative about how we save water.

In celebration of the National Day for Civic Hacking, join Mayor Garcetti and Hack for LA this Saturday for a day of conservation-themed hacking and tips on how you can #DroughtHack in your own home. We’ll be discovering and demonstrating fun and practical ways to conserve water in your daily life to help LA meet our water conservation goals.

The largest civic hacking organization in Southern California, HACK FOR LA, is bringing together big names in tech, government and entertainment to create innovative solutions for challenges in Los Angeles. The two-day event, beginning on June 6th, National Day of Civic Hacking, and continuing through June 7th, will feature innovation workshops and solution-development geared toward water conservation, health, transportation and immigration.

This year the event will be hosted at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, where participants will congregate with their laptops, skills, ideas and commitment to innovate. A host of esteemed judges will award a selection of winners for their solutions in health, drought, transportation or immigration, amounting to a $3,500 in cash prizes.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti will keynote the event, in addition to an extensive line-up of sponsors and partners including will.i.am’s i.am.angel Foundation,Futurethon, ESRI, Deutsch, Gimbal, Compiler LA, Los Angeles Information Technology Agency, Control Panel LA, Hub LA, California HealthCare Foundation and California Health & Human Services Agency.

RSVP for the event today!

Date: Saturday, June 6, 2015
Time: 9am – 12pm
Location: Los Angeles DWP Building
111 North Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012 [map]

Mike Gatto’s Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Assembly as California’s Drought Lingers

image002Mike Gatto’s Latest Recycled-Water Bill Passes Assembly as California’s Drought Lingers

SACRAMENTO – California is in the midst of a historic drought, and Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Glendale) has continued his focus on delivering new sources of clean water.  Gatto’s legislation to help reduce the barriers for onsite-water recycling and allow more Californians to participate in safe and sustainable recycled-water practices was approved by the California State Assembly on a 79-0 vote.

“Having access to recycled water will cut back on the use of drinking water for non-potable tasks such as irrigation, toilet-flushing, and cleaning,” said Gatto.  “AB 1463 would help homeowners, businesses, and municipalities meet California’s water-quality standards and water-supply needs.”

This is the latest in a series of efforts by Gatto to increase California’s stewardship of water resources, remove unnecessary barriers to creative technologies, and cut costs to consumers.

“This legislation allows Californians to participate in safe and sustainable water practices,” said Gatto. “Lowering the obstacles for residents and businesses to utilize onsite-water recycling systems will help the state and local municipal agencies such as Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena conserve more water.”

AB 1463 continues Gatto’s previous legislative efforts to address California’s water shortage:

– In 2011, the Legislature passed Gatto’s AB 849, which requires cities to permit the use of graywater unless there was a demonstrated threat to public health or the environment.

– In 2012, the Legislature passed Gatto’s AB 2230, requiring all new carwashes to use 60% recycled water by 2014.

– In 2014, Gatto’s AB 2282 established requirements for new buildings in areas served by recycled water systems to be plumbed to use recycled water.

– Earlier this year, the Legislature’s and Governor Brown’s emergency drought relief package funded Gatto’s CalConserve legislation (AB 2636 became law in 2015), a revolving loan fund for water-use efficiency retrofits.

– Gatto was also a principal co-author of the $7.5 billion water bond approved by voters last November.

Mike Gatto is the Chairman of the Consumer Protection and Privacy Committee, and the longest-serving current member of the State Assembly.  He represents California’s 43rd Assembly District, which includes Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Montrose, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, and Silver Lake. www.asm.ca.gov/gatto

#DroughtHack with me this weekend

Van Nuys —

As we enter our fourth year of historic drought, it’s time we get creative about how we save water.
In celebration of the National Day for Civic Hacking, please join me and Hack for LA this Saturday for a day of conservation-themed hacking and tips on how you can #DroughtHack in your own home. We’ll be discovering and demonstrating fun and practical ways to conserve water in your daily life to help LA meet our water conservation goals.
I look forward to seeing all of you this Saturday!
Eric Garcetti
Mayor

Save the Drop 101
Saturday, June 6, 2015, 9 AM – 12 PM
Los Angeles DWP Building,
111 North Hope Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90012

Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti
200 N Spring St, 300, Los Angeles, CA 90012, United States

This email was sent to VNNC@EmpowerLA.org.

 

Desalination Event, May 29, 2015 @ LAVC

Desalination Forum Flyer (2)You are invited to a Desalination Forum on May 29, 2015 from 10:30am-12pm at Los Angeles Valley College (5800 Fulton Avenue Valley Glen, CA 91401) Monarch Hall in the Campus Center

To RSVP or if you have any questions please call 818-376-4246.

I look forward to seeing you there!

Warmest regards,

Angie Aramayo

 

Field Representative

Assemblymember Adrin Nazarian

46th District

O: 818-376-4246

F: 818-376-4252

Desalination Forum Flyer (2)

You’re Invited to a Desalination Forum

AD46_headerDesalination Forum

Is desalination the right approach for Los Angeles

and what are alternate options to secure water?

Dear Friend,

Please join Los Angeles Valley College and me for a forum discussing the pros and cons of desalination and alternate options to reduce our dependency on importing water.

Friday, May 29th
10:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Los Angeles Valley College
5800 Fulton Avenue
Valley Glen, CA 91401
*Monarch Hall in the Campus Center

Expert Panelists:

Dennis Cushman (SDCWA – Assistant General Manager)
Mark Lambert (IDE Technologies, Americas CEO)
Rita Kampalath (Heal the Bay – Science and Policy Director)
Conner Everts (Southern California Watershed Alliance, Executive Director)
Martin Adams (LA DWP, Senior Assistant General Manager – Water System)

Space is limited. Please RSVP online or call (818) 376-4246.

Sincerely,

Adrin Nazarian
Assemblymember, 46th District

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