Policy Chats
Policy Chats
Mar 10, 2023
Innovative Solutions to the Water Crisis: Part 2
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In this episode, Water Consulting Expert Les Chau talk with a student from the UC Riverside School of Public Policy about California's Water Challenges.

About Les Chau:

Mr. Chau specializes in One Water consulting, climate adaptation planning, water resource studies, water quality compliance, and water infrastructure asset management. His experience includes watershed analysis with a focus on overall environmental impacts and climate change effects on water supplies and infrastructure.

Learn more about Les Chau via https://www.linkedin.com/in/leschau/

Podcast Highlights:

“We need to really have a futurist strategy on how to grow the California economy...That I think requires us repurposing some of our existing commerce which is agriculture.”

-      Les Chau on the concept of repurposing agricultural land. 

“Be a champion of your own community, be a champion of safe drinking water, be a champion to represent underrepresented communities.”

-       Les Chau on the role everyone can play in addressing the water crisis.

“It's not engineering and science in the forefront; it's really our political will.”

-       Les Chau on the role politics plays in water policy. 


Les Chau (Water Consulting Expert)


Kevin Karami (UCR Public Policy Major, Dean’s Chief Ambassador)

Music by:

C Codaine



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This is a production of the UCR School of Public Policy: https://spp.ucr.edu/

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