ESJ welcomes Pavitra Rammohan! Pavitra is the Region Manager for DeepRoot in Southern California, where her specialty lies in leading complex projects that integrate water supply planning, stormwater quality, stakeholder involvement, multi-agency partnership, and financing.
Why is water supply and storm water quality important? Water is California’s most precious resource as reported by NPR last December “Water there is now a commodity and can now be traded like oil and gas.” https://www.npr.org/2020/12/09/944528452/investors-can-now-bet-on-the-future-of-water-prices-in-california
Pavitra will discuss how she is working to preserve and improve this scarce resource through her work with DeepRoot and the role of smart technologies such as Silva Cells. Southern California is one of the fastest warming regions in the country with shade being a critical equity issue. She believes that using a holistic approach and smart green infrastructure solutions to neighborhood cooling by planting trees and managing local water supplies by channeling gravity-driven storm water is the most effective way to cool down an urban environment and responding to climate changes.
Environmental Social Justice No shaming, no blaming and every little bit helps.