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October 7, 2015
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Water Tomorrow: Save the Date and Take Part in Helping Shape Southern California's Water Future

Be Informed. Be Involved.

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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is updating its Integrated Water Resources Plan that guides the way water supplies are developed and managed over the next 25 years. Building on significant planning, investments and leadership made by Metropolitan and its member agencies, Water Tomorrow will be a roadmap for securing the Southland’s water supply reliability through 2040.

A public forum will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22 at Metropolitan’s headquarters to discuss Southern California’s water future. The headquarters are located at 700 N. Alameda Ave. in downtown Los Angeles.

A summary of all meetings and presentations can be accessed at For a quick overview read the fact sheet and press release.


GM talks about partnering with Southern Nevada Water Authority to increase available supplies, reduce storage withdrawals in this record drought.

Watch the video and read the press release.


Metropolitan Out in the Community


Metropolitan takes part in many community activities throughout Southern California. Recently, as part of the water conservation Turn campaign, Metropolitan sponsored and participated in the L.A. Works' Annual Day of Service where more than 1,000 corporate and community volunteers rolled up their sleeves and painted, planted, landscaped and built conservation projects to improve neighborhoods in 10 cities along the L.A. River in southeast Los Angeles.

Metropolitan also sponsored the Coastal Cleanup Day on Sept. 19, the world's largest trash pick-up. In California alone, 66,000 volunteers gathered to take out the trash and beautify beaches. Metropolitan staff participated at the Seal Beach event in Orange County and provided conservation tips and drought information to hundreds of people who joined the effort there. View more photos from the event.

Metropolitan will be participating Oct. 17 at the Save Water Workshop and Resources Fair sponsored by the Eastern Municipal Water District in Riverside County. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Eastern’s offices at 2270 Trumble Road, Perris.


World Water Forum Set to Launch Oct. 16

The formal launch of the next cycle of Metropolitan’s college grant program – World Water Forum – is Friday, Oct. 16. Grants of $10,000 will be available to university and college teams for research and development of water-use technology, policy research or communication strategies with a local or global focus. The orientation session, which begins at 10 a.m. at Metropolitan’s downtown Los Angeles headquarters, will provide an overview of program requirements. The grant program is funded by Metropolitan, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County. To date, the program has provided $400,000 to more than 23 college and university teams.

For more information visit and view the fact sheet.


Southern Californians Respond to Water-Saving Devices

sprinkler While turf removal has made headlines as a conservation tool, the public has also responded robustly to other water-saving devices such as high-efficiency toilets, clothes washers, rain barrels, weather-based irrigation controllers and rotating sprinkler nozzles. A Metropolitan report showed that as of the end of the 2014-15 fiscal year June 30, the district issued $131 million in conservation rebates, the highest one-year total for consumer and business rebates in Metropolitan’s history, surpassing the previous fiscal year’s $18 million conservation budget.

The 2014-15 rebates are part of the record $450 million Metropolitan budgeted for conservation efforts through the 2015-16 fiscal year, representing the largest program of its kind in the nation.

Read the press release.


Metropolitan Engineer Honored as Cal State Los Angeles's 2015 "Outstanding Lecturer" Award


John Shamma, pictured on the left, is a facility planning team manager who has taught undergraduate engineering classes at the school since 1999. "I view myself as a public servant. The type of work I do is what keeps Southern California going. I contribute a very, very small piece to it," he said.

Read the story in the Glendale News-Press.


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