The California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA (CCSC) is analyzing the complex system of water governance in Los Angeles County. Water is imported into Los Angeles County from the Colorado River, the Owens Valley, and the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta. It is also available through native groundwater, stormwater, and wastewater. Over 100 different public, private, and nonprofit entities are involved in the management and distribution of this water. As climate change and urbanization continue to affect arid and semi-arid regions like Los Angeles, it is critical to understand the current management of water resources and to evaluate the potential for increased sustainability.
To learn more about the project, please view the CCSC Water Project Overview Fact Sheet