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Accomplishments and Activities

One Water LA has achieved unmatched success in providing the framework for City departments, regional entities and stakeholders to work together on the big water picture – water supply, water uses, environmental needs, and long-term challenges and solutions. Accomplishments and activities underway include:
  • Modified City engineering specifications to allow recycled water in concrete.
  • Discussion of potential expansion of recycled water uses at the LA Zoo.
  • Stormwater projects reviewed from the City's Green Streets Committee.
  • Recommendations to the Living Streets Advisory Committee
  • Modifications and changes to the Planning Department's codes related to water (re:Code LA).
  • Mobility plan review and recommendations.
  • Final review of the Green Alleys Report, a State of CA Department of Water Resources grant-funded project.
  • Review and recommendations to LA County and Bureau of Reclamation's Los Angeles Basin Stormwater Conservation Study.
  • Identification of climate-change resilient trees with local nurseries.
  • Meetings with Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) management to determine potential for off-site stormwater storage and treatment options.
  • Discussions with UCLA on regional water planning.
  • Creation of the One Water LA curriculum for LAUSD.
  • Partnership with Pepperdine University MBA student to develop marketing plan for One Water LA.
  • Development of the Water Balance Tool to measure and evaluate water management options.
  • Partnership with Charter Schools for their "Young Citizens Artist Project" challenging students to create new ideas to meet the City's current water challenges and protection of public health.