Dynamic Centrality in a Resource Management Network: The Case of Water in Los Angeles

Erik Porse

UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability

Erik Porse is Associate Research Director at UCLA's California Center for Sustainable Communities. He is a trained engineer, policy analyst, and environmental scientist. Erik's research focuses on urban and environmental systems analysis. He has worked throughout the world as an intelligence analyst, educator, and systems engineer. At UCLA, he leads the Artes Project, an interdisciplinary model to assess the future of water resources in Los Angeles (http://waterhub.ucla.edu). 


Water management in California is highly complex, with over a thousand agencies responsible for supplying water to cities and farms. In Los Angeles alone, over one-hundred agencies buy, sell, and resell water in a hierarchical... [ view full abstract ]


  1. Erik Porse (UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability)

Topic Areas

• Complexity, resilience and sustainability , • Network theory for industrial ecology , • Advances in methods (e.g., life cycle assessment, social impact assessment, resilience a


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