15 Jan '12, 4pm

LA is complying with its promise to reduce its dependence on NorCal water.

Last Tuesday, the Economic Roundtable released a report evaluating the economic benefits of local water supply projects in the Los Angeles area. The report provides some badly needed good news for Southern California’s water supply and economy. The 138 page study examines the job creation and economic stimulus benefits of more than $1.2 billion that has been invested recently in Southern California stormwater management, water conservation, water recycling, groundwater management and greywater systems. (This same list of strategies – which we call the “virtual river ” - shows up again and again on the priority list of urban water agencies, business leaders and environmentalists.) The analysis included 11 conservation projects, 18 recycling projects, 24 stormwater management projects and more. It turns out that these investments generate dramatic job creation benefits, rang...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/bnelson/how_reducing_de...

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