• Monday, January 25th, 2021
    On January 25, 2021, David was appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom to the LA Regional Water Quality Control Board. Governor Newsom is the fourth California Governor to appoint David to this position.
  • Saturday, December 5th, 2020
    David served as a judge in the UCLA Anderson School’s Global Access Program. Judges in the program critique live presentations by business students regarding real companies seeking to do business in the US. David has served in this capacity for 10 years.
  • Monday, November 23rd, 2020
    David Nahai was one of 4 finalists for the Leaders in Law award from the Los Angeles Business Journal.
  • Wednesday, November 4th, 2020
    David was elected as Chair of the Watershed Area Steering Committee (Upper LA River) for a second term.
  • Thursday, October 10th, 2019
    David Nahai traveled to Copenhagen on October 7, 2019, to attend the C40 Summit, as part of the Los Angeles delegation led by Mayor Garcetti.
  • Monday, July 15th, 2019
    The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors appointed David to serve on the Watershed Area Steering Committee formed for the implementation of Measure W. This Measure will provide $300 million annually to finance certain water projects in LA County.
  • Saturday, October 21st, 2017
    Filmmaker Jim Thebaut's documentary, "Beyond the Brink", includes an interview with David Nahai on the water supply water challenges confronting California.
  • Thursday, January 12th, 2017
    David Nahai's book, Commercial Real Estate Purchase and Sale Transactions in California – a Beginner’s Guide, was recently published by Thomson Reuters.
  • Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
    David Nahai delivered the keynote speech on the California water markets at the California-Israel Water Conference.
  • Monday, May 16th, 2016
    David Nahai is travelling to Auckland, New Zealand in May 2016 as part of the LABC Mayoral Business Delegation which included attending the Tripartite Economic Summit.
  • Tuesday, August 11th, 2015
    An interview with David Nahai is featured in Heal the Bay’s publication concerning the water situation in California.
  • Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    David Nahai has been appointed by the City of Los Angeles to the Los Angeles-Eilat Innovation Committee.
  • Wednesday, November 19th, 2014
    David Nahai travelled to Shanghai and Beijing in November 2014 as part of a formal delegation of the City of Los Angeles (led by Mayor Garcetti).
  • Monday, July 7th, 2014
    David Nahai publishes article in the Jewish Journal entitled, "Israeli expertise, meet California’s needs".
  • Sunday, May 18th, 2014
    David Nahai is honored by social justice organization, Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice.
  • Thursday, October 17th, 2013
    David Nahai is honored by the Santa Monica Bay Restoration Foundation at its 25th Anniversary Celebration.
  • Thursday, July 25th, 2013
    The Los Angeles Business Journal has named David Nahai as one of the top Real Estate lawyers in Los Angeles.
  • Thursday, June 13th, 2013
    David Nahai has contributed a chapter to a book published by Thomson-Reuters entitled, Inside the Minds: Strategies for Green Real Estate Law. The published chapter is called "The Role and Regulation of Green Buildings in California and Los Angeles – A New Paradigm for Real Estate Lawyers and Professionals".
  • Thursday, May 2nd, 2013
    David Nahai publishes an article entitled, "Renewable Energy Leases on Tribal Lands: Enhanced Sovereignty and Increased Responsibility" in
  • Thursday, March 28th, 2013
    David Nahai publishes an article in the Jewish Journal entitled, "Next Mayor's Earth Agenda".
  • Sunday, August 26th, 2012
    David Nahai is honored by the Sierra Club with its Political Leadership Award.
  • Wednesday, July 25th, 2012
    David Nahai publishes an article in the Jewish Journal, entitled "The Future of Water in Los Angeles: What the Israeli Experience Can Show Us"
  • Thursday, May 10th, 2012
    David Nahai published an article entitled, "I Want My TLC: Attaining Transparency, Longevity and Certainty in the California Renewables Market" at
  • Thursday, April 12th, 2012
    David Nahai publishes an article entitled, "Attaining Stability in the California Renewables Market" in Alternative Energy eMagazine.
  • Tuesday, January 31st, 2012
    David Nahai was recently interviewed (together with Senator Lowenthal) on Radio Green Talk.
  • Saturday, September 17th, 2011
    David Nahai and co-author, Jim Thebaut, publish an article entitled "The Global Water Crisis"
  • Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011
    David Nahai's article entitled, "Climate Change: A Future of Less Water and More People - Strategies for a Water Constrained World" appears in the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System
  • Friday, July 22nd, 2011
    Press Release: David Nahai to speak at San Bernardino County Water Conference
  • Monday, July 18th, 2011
    David Nahai appointed as Advisor to ITT Corporation
  • Friday, June 10th, 2011
    David Nahai publishes an article entitled "California's SB X 1-2 Law Walks Renewable Energy Tightrope"
  • Saturday, May 14th, 2011
    David Nahai publishes article entitled "SB X 1-2 and California's New Energy Future"
  • Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011
    H. David Nahai: Water Day time to reflect on world crisis (Op.Ed.)
  • Thursday, February 3rd, 2011
    David Nahai accepts invitation to join UCLA Luskin Center Advisory Board
  • Saturday, December 11th, 2010
    David Nahai has been invited to the 2010 American Geophysics Union Fall Meeting to present his abstract entitled
  • Tuesday, October 26th, 2010
    Propositions 23's Rate-Hike Myth
  • Thursday, October 21st, 2010
    Interview for KQED's Climate Watch
  • Monday, October 18th, 2010
    Interview on PRI's The World "California Climate Law Under Fire"
  • Monday, October 4th, 2010
    H. David Nahai now billing for downtown's Lewis Brisbois
  • Friday, September 24th, 2010
    H. David Nahai joins Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith
  • Sunday, September 12th, 2010
    H. David Nahai: The DWP has had its successes, too
  • Tuesday, July 27th, 2010
    Politics and Water Conservation
  • Friday, July 23rd, 2010
    Invitation to David Nahai to serve on Executive Committee of the No on Prop 23 Campaign
  • Monday, May 24th, 2010
    At DWP, Leadership's the Ticket (Op-Ed)
  • Friday, May 21st, 2010
    David Nahai to be Keynote Speaker at California Capital Summit
  • Friday, May 7th, 2010
    David Nahai: A Role Model, a Humanitarian, an Inspiration
  • Friday, January 1st, 2010
    "H. David Nahai"
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2009
    LADWP Chief H. David Nahai Resigns
  • Friday, October 2nd, 2009
    Mayor Villaraigosa's Statement on David Nahai's Resignation from the LA DWP
  • Thursday, October 1st, 2009
    David Nahai's Resignation Letter to Board of Commissioners of LA DWP
  • Wednesday, July 1st, 2009
    "Desert Storm"
  • Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
    "Head of DWP Spotlights City's Greener Policies"
  • Friday, October 10th, 2008
    "David Nahai, an Iranian-American, becomes Senior Advisor to the Clinton Climate Initiative "
  • Thursday, January 3rd, 2008
    "New DWP Chief David Nahai Takes on Major Challenges"
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
    "Nahai Nominated to Head L.A. D.W.P."
  • Tuesday, October 30th, 2007
    "David Nahai to Run L.A. Department of Water and Power"
  • Thursday, May 10th, 2007
    "H. David Nahai"