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Los Angeles Sustainable Water Project: Ballona Creek Watershed (Full Report)

  • Author(s): Gold, Mark
  • Hogue, Terri
  • Pincetl, Stephanie
  • Mika, Katie
  • Radavich, Katie
  • et al.
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International Public License
Abstract

Implementing integrated water management systems (IWM) that incorporate all components of the urban water cycle, including imported water, local groundwater, captured stormwater, greywater, and treated wastewater is crucial to creating a sustainable water supply for the city of Los Angeles (City). Rapid and effective implementation of IWM is made even more necessary given the current drought conditions in California; this report explores opportunities and challenges to implementing IWM along the way to meeting water quality standards and maximizing use of potential local supplies such as captured stormwater and recycled wastewater in the Ballona Creek Watershed.

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