L.A. County received a C+ for overall water sustainability on the 2019 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County Water released on October 22, 2019.
The report card is the only comprehensive analysis of the region’s water systems. Researchers analyzed 20 indicators in eight categories and assigned grades ranging from a B+/Incomplete for drinking water quality and beach water quality to a D/incomplete for surface water quality.
The report card was authored by:
Felicia Federico, executive director, California Center for Sustainable Communities at UCLA
Cassie Rauser, director, Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Anne Youngdahl, UCLA graduate
Sagarika Subramanian, UCLA graduate
Mark Gold, former UCLA associate vice chancellor for environment and sustainability and former lead of the Sustainable LA Grand Challenge
Contributing authors include UCLA graduates Sonali Abraham, Melanie Garcia, Jamie Liu, Stephanie Manzo and Mark Nguyen.
Additional coverage on the release of the 2019 Sustainable LA Grand Challenge Environmental Report Card for Los Angeles County Water:
UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge director Cassie Rauser on “Inside the Issues with Alex Cohen” Spectrum News 1, 30 September 2019
Water in LA Receives C+ Grade While 60 Percent Continues To Come From Outside Region CBS Los Angeles, 16 October 2019
On Water Sustainability, L.A. County Earns C+ from UCLA Environmental Report Card Phys.org 23 October 2019