February 19, 2013
VerdeXchange conference panel, “The Delta Resiliency After an Event,” featuring Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager at the Metropolitan Water District; Gerald Meral, Deputy Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency; Jack Baylis, Senior Vice President of the Shaw Group; Paul Brown, a International Water Association Fellow; Lucy Jones, Senior Advisor for Risk Reduction at the USGS; and Phil Isenberg, Chair of the Delta Stewardship Council.
December 4, 2012
Amir Peleg, founder and CEO of TaKaDu, and Jacob Lipa, president of Psomas Engineering in Los Angeles, discuss TaKaDu’s data-collecting software for water utilities, and how California stacks up in the global push for better water infrastructure.
November 1, 2012
Felicia Marcus tells The Planning Report about her recent appointment to the California State Water Resources Control Board and about the state of water use and conservation in California.
September 5, 2012
TPR interview with Jeff Kightlinger, General Manager of the Metropolitan Water District for Southern California, on Governor Brown's plan for the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta project and on efforts Southern California has made towards greater water independence.
August 31, 2012
Jerry Meral, Deputy Secretary of Resources, discusses preservation and infrastructure efforts and working with stakeholders around the Bay Delta.
August 1, 2012
Interview with Enrique Zaldivar, Director of the Los Angeles Bureau of Sanitation, on water quality and recycling efforts across the City of Los Angeles.
June 29, 2012
David Abel, 'Beyond Chinatown' author Steven Erie, and LA Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne discuss how LA's urban and infrastructure development in the late 19th - early 20th century set the city on a trajectory unique from San Francisco.
May 30, 2012
Interview with Jack Baylis on his transition from AECOM to The Shaw Group, on his positions on the California Fish and Game Commission and the National Infrastructure Advisory Council, and on the future of infrastructure and water in California.
November 3, 2011
Los Angeles' power and water infrastructure system is aging, and a spirit of environmental responsibility is driving the LADWP to make bold changes. Addressing these developments, however, requires significant capital investment. The current economic and political climate makes advocating for expensive investments a daunting challenge. In a recent talk, LADWP General Manager Ron Nichols explained the situation and his approach.
May 8, 2013
Jack Baylis speaks to TPR as he leaves his position at The Shaw Group to form a new company, The Baylis Group, which will maintain a focus on water.
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