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Watershed Planning, Coordination and Capacity Building

Ecology of the LA River Watershed
Educational Symposia and Seminars

CWH routinely hosts a series of symposia and seminars focused on timely and important integrated water and watershed management issues. The topics are driven by the needs of local communities, agencies, policy makers and other stakeholders. These events provide excellent venues to not only communicate the results of research and analysis, but to facilitate collaborative dialogue and discussion on relevant issues. 

Check our upcoming events page for the next symposium and head to our blog, Upstream to see highlights from our most recent symposium with CSUN.

Integrated Regional Water Management
Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM)


IRWM defines a clear vision and direction for the sustainable management of water and land resources in the Greater Los Angeles County region. CWH supports integrated water management practices through participation in key agencies' planning bodies and studies: Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Watershed Management (GLAC IRWM). CWH is also a part of AB 530 which is a working group for the Lower LA River to develop the Lower LA River Revitalization plan. Click here for more information  


Disadvantaged Communities (DAC)

The DAC Program develops a needs assessment framework to assist the Greater

Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management region to better engage with the residents in Disadvantaged Communities. Today, CWH is active participant in this process. View DAC mapping tool

Water Foundation Community toolkit
Water Foundation Community toolkit
Community Engagement


Community-Based Mapping Toolkit on Water Issues

A two-year project funded by the Water Foundation and in partnership with Day One (South El Monte) and Pacoima Beautiful. The work centered around building a framework to support the long-term capacity of non-traditional community-based organizations that can engage their stakeholders and help redesign their neighborhoods to achieve multi-benefits. The project provided access to resources and expertise that supports the development of local water resiliency while ensuring an equitable distribution of local resources. The web-based map toolkit was created to highlight and drive water conservation, green infrastructure, and climate resiliency strategies. View the mapping toolkit.

Community Dialogues on Multi-benefit Projects and Social Impact

CWH in partnership with Los Angeles Department of Water and Power, LA Sanitation and OneWater LA teamed up with five community-based organizations to facilitate a community dialogue in each area. Each dialogue focused on the importance of Green Infrastructure and multi-benefit projects - CWH and partners are working to empower parent and neighborhood leaders to become environmental stewards and water ambassadors of their community. Read the full report from Community Dialogues here.  To see highlights from our first dialogues with Koreatown Youth + Community Center and Pacoima Beautiful head to our blog, Upstream

LADWP community dialogues
Forums and Dialogues


With fewer resources to go around, environmental organizations in Southern Califronia need to think more strategically and collaboratively about environmental causes. CWH recognizes a unique opportunity for local environmental leaders to hear from key stakeholders on sustainable and environmental issues through environmental funders and media forums and community dialogues. If your agency or organization is interested in partnering on a forum please contact us!

Safe, Clean Water Program/ Programa de Agua Segura y Limpia 

The Safe, Clean Water Program (SCWP) was established with the passage of Measure W in 2018 by voters in Los Angeles County with the guiding goals of improving water quality, increasing water supply and enhancing communities. 


El programa de Agua Segura y Limpia (Safe Clear Water Program en en inglés) se estableció con la aprobación de la Medida W en 2018 por los votantes en el condado de Los Ángeles con los objetivos de mejorar la calidad del agua, aumentar el suministro de agua y mejorar las comunidades. 

Upper LA River Watershed Coordination 

The role of Watershed Coordinators was created as part of the Technical Resources Program to educate and build capacity in communities, connect potential applicants to technical resources, and build inclusion and meaningful engagement in pursuit of SCW Program Goals. Across the nine watershed areas, there are 12 Watershed Coordinators with some watershed areas having more than one Watershed Coordinator based on population size. The Watershed Coordinators for the Upper Los Angeles River Watershed Area are Carlos Moran (Council for Watershed Health), Kristina Kreter (Council for Watershed Health), and Adi Liberman (Environmental Outreach Strategies). Learn more HERE.

Coordinación de la Cuenca Álta del Río Los Ángeles

El rol de los Coordinadores de Cuencas Saludables se creó como parte del Programa de Recursos Técnicos para educar y desarrollar la capacidad en las comunidades, conectar a los solicitantes potenciales con los recursos técnicos y generar inclusión y participación significativa en la búsqueda de los objetivos del programa de Agua Segura y Limpia. En las nueve áreas de cuencas, hay 12 Coordinadores de Cuencas Saludables. Algunas áreas de cuencas tienen más de un Coordinador de Cuencas Saludables debido al tamaño de la población. Los Coordinadores de Cuencas Saludables para el área de la Cuenca Álta del Río Los Ángeles son Carlos Moran (El Concilio para Cuenca Saludables), Kristina Kretert (El Concilio para Cuenca Saludables) y Adi Liberman (Estrategias de Alcance Ambiental). Aprende más AQUÍ.

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