Los Angeles Water Story
Talking About the Future
Jonathan Parfrey  Climate Resolve
September 26, 2013
LADWP: 11% local water today to 37% local water by 2035
Barriers to Local Water Adoption
• Upfront costs are significant
• ROI is not easily understood
• Public views investment ...
Put People in the Picture
LA River: Terraced seating and native wildlife habitat
LA River - "greening" of sections through Canoga Park
LA River - cantilevered greenway trail
Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water
Native plant landscaping to replace lawns
El Sereno - Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less
Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements
My Figueroa - Multi-Modal Connections
Green outdoor space and community gardens at schools
Three Schools
BEFORE and AFTER views
WARNING:
REAL LIFE – NOT A RENDERING
• Broadous Elementary
• Open Charter
• Main Stre...
Broadous Elementary - BEFORE
Vortechnics Stormwater Filter
More infiltrators
Broadous Elementary - AFTER
Open Charter Playground - BEFORE
Digging the hole at Open Charter Playground
Almost complete . . .
Open Charter Playground - AFTER
Open Charter Playground - AFTER
Main Street Elementary School - BEFORE and AFTER
My Figueroa: Complete street improvements
Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements
York Blvd - Public Street Porch in underused right of way
Jonathan Parfrey  jparfrey@ClimateResolve.org
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  1. 1. Los Angeles Water Story Talking About the Future Jonathan Parfrey  Climate Resolve September 26, 2013
  2. 2. LADWP: 11% local water today to 37% local water by 2035
  3. 3. Barriers to Local Water Adoption • Upfront costs are significant • ROI is not easily understood • Public views investment in local water as optional. Virtuous but not essential • Public faith in government is low • Public distrusts mega-projects • “Uckk” factor with recycled water • Public confidence in the “future” is low.
  4. 4. Put People in the Picture
  5. 5. LA River: Terraced seating and native wildlife habitat
  6. 6. LA River - "greening" of sections through Canoga Park
  7. 7. LA River - cantilevered greenway trail
  8. 8. Permeable street surfaces replenish ground water
  9. 9. Native plant landscaping to replace lawns
  10. 10. El Sereno - Public Street Plaza near Food 4 Less
  11. 11. Castelar Elementary - Pedestrian Improvements
  12. 12. My Figueroa - Multi-Modal Connections
  13. 13. Green outdoor space and community gardens at schools
  14. 14. Three Schools BEFORE and AFTER views WARNING: REAL LIFE – NOT A RENDERING • Broadous Elementary • Open Charter • Main Street Elementary
  15. 15. Broadous Elementary - BEFORE
  16. 16. Vortechnics Stormwater Filter
  17. 17. More infiltrators
  18. 18. Broadous Elementary - AFTER
  19. 19. Open Charter Playground - BEFORE
  20. 20. Digging the hole at Open Charter Playground
  21. 21. Almost complete . . .
  22. 22. Open Charter Playground - AFTER
  23. 23. Open Charter Playground - AFTER
  24. 24. Main Street Elementary School - BEFORE and AFTER
  25. 25. My Figueroa: Complete street improvements
  26. 26. Boyle Heights - Pedestrian Street Improvements
  27. 27. York Blvd - Public Street Porch in underused right of way
  28. 28. Jonathan Parfrey  jparfrey@ClimateResolve.org

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