4/29/15 PPD Distinguished Fellows Dinner & Panel Discussion

Date:  Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time:  5:30 - 8:30 PM
Location:  UCI University Club (map) 801 E. Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA 92697
Discussion topic: "UCI at 50: How a university influenced community growth and development for the region - diversity, innovation, enterprise"
The Department of Planning, Policy, and Design invites you to an engaging dinner and panel discussion about the development of UCI and the region, with the 2014-2015 PPD Distinguished Fellows: Allen Baldwin, Marian Bergeson, Celeste Cantú and Shaheen Sadeghi. Proceeds for the event will benefit the Raymond Watson Fund, which supports Master of Urban and Regional Planning (MURP) students. Dinner will be served and an RSVP is required. For more information, visit: ppd.soceco.uci.edu/fellows.

Please RSVP by April 17th by returning this form to:

School of Social Ecology
5300 Social & Behavioral Sciences Gateway
Irvine, CA 92697-7070

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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1/29/15 The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt

The Everyday Politics of Water in Egypt
Featuring Dr. Jessica Barnes, University of South Carolina

Often accounts of water in the Nile Basin focus on trans-boundary conflicts over the shared resource. In this talk, Dr. Barnes presents an alternative view of water politics, building on ethnographic work with farmers, irrigation engineers, policymakers, and international donors in Egypt. Drawing attention to everyday practices of blocking, releasing, channeling, and diverting water, which take place on a variety of scales, she shows how the waters of the Nile are constantly made and remade as a resource. Dr. Barnes argues that it is in these quotidian practices, which shape how much and what kind of water different people are able to access, that some of the most significant political contestation actually lies.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1517
Building #214 on the campus map

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