Global Conference 2016
Associate Vice Chancellor for Environment and Sustainability, University of California, Los Angeles
Mark Gold is associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability at the University of California, Los Angeles. His research focuses on integrated water management, coastal resource management and urban sustainability. Gold is spearheading UCLA's first Grand Challenge project: "Thriving in a Hotter Los Angeles by 2050." Its goal is to create a path for the city toward 100 percent renewable energy, 100 percent locally sourced water, and enhanced ecosystem and human health. Gold also serves on Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti's Water Task Force and is a city representative on the Metropolitan Water District. Before working at UCLA, Gold was president of environmental group Heal the Bay for 18 years.