Resilience Lab at Tree People

David Hertz joined a panel of experts discussing wildfire safety in the built environment. Speaking as a Malibu resident and executive director of Resilience Lab, David shared lessons learned from the Woolsey Fire and various strategies for fire mitigation and preparedness. Read more at The Malibu Times.


A Sustainable Solution to Our World's Water Problem

Earlier this month David gave a TEDx talk which focused on the world’s water problem, and an approach to solving it that involves a range of systems working together to produce a biomimetic product that can be deployed as needed. You can find the full talk here.


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Climate Resilience in Architecture

In the destructive wake of the Woolsey fire, a group of Malibu Architects are exploring new building techniques and materials which better resist and respond to the ever-present threat of California wildfires. In a recent Hollywood Reporter article by Alexandria Abramian, David, as well as other architects and designers that have been directly affected by wildfires discuss a more resilient approach to architecture.

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01.14.19 screenshot taken from Hollywood Reporter website (

The Power of Purpose

Forbes recently stopped by SEA’s office to speak with David and Laura about their work and water equity. In addition to WEDEW technology, SEA provides water to passersby at our bottle filling station and contributes water to organizations like Community Healing Gardens. Read more about it here.

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