From UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability
Join the Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch and The River Project for a discussion on where Los Angeles will get its water in the future and how we plan to pay for it. We will ask the question, Where should L.A.'s Department of Water & Power invest ratepayer money?
WHAT: The Future of Water and Water Rates in Los Angeles
WHERE: Kaiser Permanente, 13652 Cantara St, Panorama City, CA 91402
WHEN: August 9, Forum from 10 AM -1 PM
This forum seeks to build community support around prioritizing local water infrastructure, as water policy in Los Angeles needs to aggressively pursue local water supplies in the face of drought and climate change.
It hopes to engage community stakeholders in the discussion about where we are headed as a city and how our water policy will impact L.A. ratepayers, our urban environment and the sustainability of Los Angeles.
This forum will take place in the Valley where water consumption rates are highest. The Valley also holds L.A.'s largest groundwater basin, which is in dire need of remediation from decades of toxic pollution. Los Angeles stands at the crossroads when it comes to its water policies. Whether it acts to safeguard water security for future decades to come or continue to rely on last century solutions depends on what residents want.