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An article published on WaterDeeply.com caught our attention as the word ARSENIC boldly appears in the title next to “Groundwater”. The article, “Toxic Trap: Groundwater Overpumping Boosts Arsenic in California Aquifer”, written by Tara Lohan (Pub. Jun 14, 2018), is an inside look at a study done by researchers at Stanford University who uncovered more […]

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In a February 28, 2018 article published by the UCLA News Room, Mark Gold, UCLA’s associate vice chancellor of environment and sustainability and one of the report authors, says Los Angeles could wean itself off of imported water “if it does a better job of capturing local stormwater, increases the use of recycled water, cleans […]

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A recent LA Times article discusses an upcoming ballot measure that will provide LA County voters with a chance to decide their own fate when it comes to water independence. As the next step after Assembly Bill (AB) 1180, which was approved by Governor Brown on October 9, 2017, this November 2018 ballot measure will […]

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The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) recently launched the Industrial Stormwater Rebate Program (ISRP),a program designed to help achieve the goals of Mayor Garcetti’s  Sustainable City Plan, which include cutting the purchase of imported water in half by 2025 and locally sourcing half of all LA’s water by 2035. Approved on March 13, […]

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In an opinion piece for the Pasadena Star-News, Thomas Wong, President of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District, serves up the hard facts about California’s desperate need for stormwater management. In this article, Wong chronicles the environmental devastation over the course of 2017 that was lead by the most devastating wildfires California has ever […]

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Almost a year after publishing our digital case study about the development known as “USC Village” we see the intricate stormwater capture system hard at work after the first rainfall since its opening in August. An article written by Ron Mackovich and published on the USC News website offers understanding of how the many BMPs, […]

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Winning awards from Stormwater Solutions (SWS) and CASQA, the Broadway Neighborhood Greenway Project has set a high bar for how to do a Green Street Retrofit. The neighborhood wide project, which was a partnership between the City of Los Angeles, CA State Water Resources Control Board, Water Replenishment District of Southern California, Santa Monica Bay […]

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Yesterday, November 21, the State Water Board announced that it is considering an amendment to the Statewide Industrial General Storm Water Permit1 (Permit) to allow permit compliance through on-site and off-site capture of industrial storm water. The proposed amendment would incentivize storm water capture to enhance and augment local water supply and quality. Storm water […]

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California has been considering creative solutions to their water crisis for over a decade. The ambitious plan to build two large water tunnels under the West’s largest estuary has been labeled too expensive by the water utilities that would take the brunt of the cost. An article written by Matt Weiser details the support and […]

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The California Water Commission will determine which water storage projects will receive $2.7 billion in funding. Kirsten James, author of this article published on Water Deeply, has her fingers crossed that California carefully considers projects that expand underground storage. “California voters overwhelmingly approved a $7.5 billion water bond, known as Proposition 1, to help the state […]

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