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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:

Education and Sustainability
  • A stakeholder-shaped plan, and increased stakeholder awareness of the City’s water challenges based on participation in numerous workshops and meetings focused on making Los Angeles a more water-resilient city.
  • Creation of the One Water LA curriculum for LAUSD.
  • 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.
  • Partnership with Pepperdine University MBA students to develop marketing plan for One Water LA.
  • An LA River Flow Study that will inform future studies to help balance water supply and LA River needs.
  • 39 Policy and Program recommendations designed to remove barriers to integration and increase efficiency.
  • Water Balance Tool designed to help city managers evaluate new water management strategies.
  • Funding Strategies and cost-sharing opportunities to leverage existing dollars and maximize public investments.
  • Approaches to update City design manuals and specifications to be climate resilient for capital projects.
Stormwater and Urban Runoff
  • A stormwater and urban runoff facilities plan that incorporates water supply, water quality, and flood protection, and identifies more sustainable and resilient green infrastructure.
  • Identification of dry weather flow diversion opportunities to improve waterway quality and increase recycled water availability.
  • Strategies and projects to maximize stormwater capture that consider water quality, flood risk mitigation, and water supply benefits.
Recycled Water / WasteWater
  • Modified City engineering specifications to encourage recycled water in concrete mixing.
  • Recommendations for potable reuse and other opportunities to increase water recycling.
  • A wastewater facilities plan to prepare for the range of future water reuse scenarios for the City’s four water reclamation plants.
  • Analysis of opportunities for new satellite water reclamation plants to create a distributed system of recycled water production.