Stormwater Capture

As the reliability of Southern California’s primary water resources – the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta and the Colorado River – become more uncertain, the need to enhance local water supplies by capturing stormwater is paramount. But in Southern California, stormwater is a valuable water resource that has gone largely untapped...until now. SCWC is the only organization that provides regional perspective and coordination on stormwater policy issues. Most recently, SCWC developed a regional consensus-based strategy and recommendation for utilizing stormwater as a new local water supply, while reducing urban runoff water pollution within the coastal plains of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, as well as the Santa Ana River watershed portion of San Bernardino and Riverside counties.


Download our latest white paper, "Innovations in Stormwater Capture."

See photos from the 2019 Stormwater Workshop.

Additional Resources
REPORT: Innovative Solutions to Stormwater CaptureSafe Clean Water Program Presentation by Keith LilleyInnovations for Stormwater Capture Presentation by Rich NagelTujunga Spreading Grounds Enhancement Project Presentation by Art CastroCarson Stormwater and Runoff Capture Project at Carriage Crest Park Presentation by TJ MoonTapping Into Available Capacity in Existing Infrastructure to Create Water Supply and Water Quality Solutions Presentation by John ZhaoAtlanta's Historic Fourth Ward Park Presentation by Robby BryantStormwater Capture Parks Program Presentation by Johanna ChangIntersection of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Workforce Development Presentation by Victoria JohnsonGreen Infrastructure Maintenance from the Ground Up Presentation by Susan BeckAssuring Sustainable Operations and Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities Presentation by Alex YescasBolivar Park Stormwater and Urban Runoff Capture Program Presentation by Richard Watson and Jason FusselFinancing Resilience in Atlanta Using an Environmental Resilience Bond Presentation by David BellSan Diego Region Stormwater Capture & Use Feasibility Study Presentation by Stephanie GainesStormwater and Collaboration Presentation by Daniel AptMetropolitan Water District's Stormwater Pilot Program Presentation by Matt HackerDraft Agenda for 2019 Stormwater WorkshopSave the Date for Stormwater Workshop on September 27, 2019SCWC 2018 Stormwater Whitepaper presentation to MWD Board of Directors Conservation and Local Resources Committee by Lee Alexanderson - VideoSCWC 2018 Stormwater Whitepaper presentation to MWD Board of Directors Conservation and Local Resources Committee by Lee Alexanderson - PPTREPORT: 2018 Stormwater WhitepaperStatus of Metropolitan's Surface and Groundwater Storage ActivitiesSCWC Stormwater Data Project & 2017 WhitepaperLA StormCatcher: Piloting the Potential of Residential CaptureData & New Technology to Plan & Implement Stormwater ProjectsLADWP's Stormwater Capture ProgramPlanning and Implementation of Stormwater Projects in Ventura CountyOur New Water ParadigmThe Orange County Groundwater BasinCity of Santa Monica - Stormwater Management Program Current ProjectsOperational Readiness for Stormwater Capture - LADWPLower LA River Revitalization PlanHow to Get Water Agencies to Pay for Stormwater ProjectsPump up the Volume CampaignEnhanced Watershed Management Plan Status ReportWater Leaders Discuss Strategies for Enhancing Supplies at 4th Annual Stormwater Workshop