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Stormwater_photoSpearheading an important new policy initiative, SCWC established a new Regional Stormwater Task Force in 2011, recognizing the need to develop regional consensus-based strategies and recommendations for utilizing stormwater effectively as a new local water supply, and reduce the urban runoff water pollution problems within the coastal plain of Southern California. The coastal plain of Southern California includes Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, as well as the Santa Ana River watershed portion of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.

As the reliability of Southern California’s primary water resourcespestrella_photo – the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Colorado River – become more uncertain, the need to enhance local water supplies within the coastal plain by capturing stormwater is paramount. But in Southern California, stormwater is a valuable water resource that has gone largely untapped...until now.

SCWC has carved out a much-needed leadership role – the only organization providing a regional perspective and coordination on stormwater policy issues.

July 23, 2015

LA County Department of Public Works presentation on MS 4 Enhanced Watershed Management Plan status report.

January 22 - SCWC Meeting Hosted by LADWP

SWCW Presentation

SCWC Stormwater Task Force - LA Basin Study

LA Basin SW Conservation Study - Plan of Study

June 26, 2014 Stormwater Workshop at MWD

 Local Water Supply Strategies and Stormwater Management - Dave Pettijohn

Status of MS4 Permits in the Santa Ana Region - Kurt Berchtold

Regional MS4 Permit - Wayne Chiu

Development and Status of 2012 Los Angeles County MS4 Permit - Sam Unger

EPA Stormwater Initiatives - John Kemmerer

Update on LA County MS4 Permit Implementation through Watershed Management Programs - Renee Purdy

Integrated Planning in the LA County MS4 Permit - Gary Hildebrand

Watershed Planning Under the New Los Angeles MS4 Permit Part A - Hubertus Cox

Watershed Planning Under the New Los Angeles MS4 Permit Part B - Hubertus Cox

City of San Diego MS4 Permit Impacts - Bill Harris

Overview of Los Angeles Stormwater Funding Options Report - Richard Watson

County of San Diego Stormwater Funding Study - Stephanie Gaines

Stormwater and Other Fiscal Orphans - Ellen Hanak

Local Water Governance: Is It Time for New Legislation? - Steven Moore

LA Bureau of Public Works - Barbara Romero

Watershed Management Area Analysis, Offsite Alternative Compliance Options, and Water Quality Equivalency - Christine Sloan

Orange County Regional BMP Opportunities - Richard Boon

Integrated Stormwater Management Demonstration Project Database - Tom West



March 11, 2014

ABC 7 News Los Angeles - California Drought: LA Officials Focus On Stormwater Capture Projects (Video)

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March 6, 2014

CBS 2 News Los Angeles - Southland Storms Didn’t Do Much To Overcome State Drought (Video)

CBS 2 News 03 06 2014 for web

June 18, 2013 - Stormwater Workshop at MWD

LA County MS4 Permit & Enhanced Watershed Management Programs - Renee Purdy
Watershed Management in the City of Los Angeles - Shahkram Kharaghani
Rio Hondo San Gabriel River Water Quality Group - City of Monrovia, Heather Maloney
The Stormwater Capture Challenge - OCWD Adam Hutchinson
MS4 and Stormwater Capture Riverside Co FCWCD - Jason Uhley
Municipal Stormwater Permit San Diego Co - Stephanie Gaines
California Water Foundation - Lester Snow
Calleguas Creek Watershed - Lucie McGovern
Calleguas Creek Watershed Management - Susan Mulligan
Ventura Countywide Stormwater Quality Management Program - Gerhardt Hubner
Costs and Benefits of Multi Benefit Stormwater Projects in So Ca - Sim, Tyrrell, West
Prioritizing Local Stormwater for Multiple Benefits - CWH Nancy Steele
LID Testing and Demonstration Facility RCFCD - Dusty Williams

June 5, 2013

Riverside Flood Control District on LID Stormwater Capture (YouTube Video)

RFCD LID Stormwater Capture 50

December 6, 2012

SCWC Presentation at ACWA Conference: Stormwater Capture Opportunities

November 14, 2012

Stormwater Capture for Water Supply: Southern California Takes on the Challenge

November 1, 2012

WRD's Stormwater Recharge Feasibility and Pilot Project Development Study

October 2, 2012

Stormwater Recharge Feasibility Study

June 28, 2012

Deven Upadhyay: Stormwater & Water Supply Reliability

Mark Gold: Urban Runoff

David Pettijohn: City of LA DWP Stormwater Capture Program

Shane Chapman: Integrating Stormwater Capture

Andy Lipkis: From Prototype to Prime Time

Eileen Takata: Watersheds & Water

William Steele: Stormwater Augmentation Federal Perspective

John Kemmerer: USEPA Perspectives on Stormwater Capture

Chris Stone: Quantifying Benefits of Stormwater Capture & Use

John Izbicki: Challenges & Benefits of Stormwater Capture & Use

Henry Graumlich: Stormwater Solution to Salinity Management

Jay Lund: Stormwater Capture

Kelly Salt: Funding Options for Stormwater Projects

Phil Doudar: Funding Strategies for Stormwater Projects

Stephanie Gaines: Quality of Life Funding Strategy

Noah Garrison: NRDC Report

May 18, 2012

Solario Stormwater Presentation

May 18, 2012 Stormwater Capture Hearing

Ventura County: stormwater demonstration project

March 26, 2012

Stormwater Capture: Opportunities to Increase Water Supplies in Southern California (White Paper)

February 6, 2012

IEUA Stormwater Operations

November 1, 2011

 SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet

October 27, 2011

Stormwater Task Force Fact Sheet


SCWC Op-Ed: Increasing Stormwater Capture is Doable


September 22, 2011

SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet


September 1, 2011

SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet


June 23, 2011

SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet


May 26, 2011

SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet


April 28, 2011

SCWC Stormwater Task Force Meeting Packet


March 24, 2011

March 24, 2011 Meeting Agenda


February 24, 2011

February 24, 2011 Meeting Agenda

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