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WHAT IS WATERTALKS?
WaterTalks is a public program designed to generate and increase community involvement in planning a sustainable water future for California. Its goal is to explore the strengths and opportunities of 128 communities in Los Angeles and Ventura counties facing ongoing economic and environmental distress, and to gather input to prioritize and recommend water-related projects based on issues of greatest concern.
WaterTalks was implemented in three phases. The first phase of WaterTalks outreach events was designed to educate and engage communities in the Los Angeles and Ventura counties facing ongoing economic and environmental distress, empowering them to engage in water planning including subsequent phases of WaterTalks.
WHAT IS IRWM?
Integrated Regional Water Management (IRWM) is a collaborative effort to identify and implement water management solutions on a regional scale that increase regional self-reliance, reduce conflict, and manage water to concurrently achieve social, environmental, and economic objectives. This approach delivers higher value for investments by considering all interests, providing multiple benefits, and working across jurisdictional boundaries. Examples of multiple benefits include improved water quality, better flood management, restored and enhanced ecosystems, and more reliable surface and groundwater supplies.
FIND YOUR COMMUNITY’S WATERTALKS RESOURCES
Click on your region to find out more about community-specific projects, resources, contacts and more.
Tribal Allyship Workshops were held in early 2023 to connect with and include Tribal members in discussing the importance of water in Indigenous communities. The Needs Assessment Report summarizes data and analysis of tribal input regarding water-related needs and issues. Input was received through outreach to tribal communities in 2022-2023.
What Sectors Focus on Water?
Jobs related to water can be found at public agencies, nonprofit organizations, or private companies in three general areas:
Kevin Johnson, MA, MPA, Program Manager II
LA County Public Works
Phone: (626) 458-4354
(Contact Info Needed)
Funded by California Department of Water Resources and Prop 1