The Los Angeles County Water Plan (CWP) has been released for public review. The public review period will run through September 18, 2023. The CWP focuses on achieving regional water resilience through collaborative strategies throughout Los Angeles County. More than 200 agencies in Los Angeles County manage a complex network of water systems to meet the needs of the communities and environment. To achieve sustainability and resilience, cross-sector teamwork and a holistic approach to best leverage both natural systems and infrastructure are essential. The vision of the CWP is, “The CWP articulates a shared, inclusive, regional path forward to sustainably achieve safe, clean, and reliable water resources for Los Angeles County.” The CWP is organized around a framework of targets and strategies, which are supported by specific actions. Targets measure collective progress toward the shared desired outcomes of the CWP. These targets are intended to help Los Angeles County achieve regional water resilience by 2045. Throughout the planning horizon, an interactive dashboard will track progress toward these targets. Strategies provide the overarching approaches to achieving the targets. Actions support the strategies and include specific steps to drive results, along with timing, responsible agencies, and potential participants.
The CWP effort began in May of 2020 and has involved 45 workshops and listening sessions with Tribes, technical experts, and stakeholders.
Four focal areas describe shared desired outcomes, identified through discussions with numerous groups and individuals. The CWP provides an approach for achieving these desired outcomes through collaboration, and a platform for measuring progress.
The CWP can be accessed at https://lacountywaterplan.org/Plan. Please submit your comments through the comment form: https://forms.office.com/r/YxWWtn3G3Z by Monday, September 18, 2023.