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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.


Dan Lafferty
L.A. County Department of Public Works

Rich Nagel



Download our latest white paper, “Innovations in Stormwater Capture.”

See photos from the 2019 Stormwater Workshop.

REPORT: Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Capture

Safe Clean Water Program Presentation by Keith Lilley

Innovations for Stormwater Capture Presentation by Rich Nagel

Tujunga Spreading Grounds Enhancement Project Presentation by Art Castro

Carson Stormwater and Runoff Capture Project at Carriage Crest Park Presentation by TJ Moon

Tapping Into Available Capacity in Existing Infrastructure to Create Water Supply and Water Quality Solutions Presentation by John Zhao

Atlanta’s Historic Fourth Ward Park Presentation by Robby Bryant

Stormwater Capture Parks Program Presentation by Johanna Chang

Intersection of Green Stormwater Infrastructure and Workforce Development Presentation by Victoria Johnson

Green Infrastructure Maintenance from the Ground Up Presentation by Susan Beck

Assuring Sustainable Operations and Maintenance of Stormwater Facilities Presentation by Alex Yescas

Bolivar Park Stormwater and Urban Runoff Capture Program Presentation by Richard Watson and Jason Fussel

Financing Resilience in Atlanta Using an Environmental Resilience Bond Presentation by David Bell

San Diego Region Stormwater Capture & Use Feasibility Study Presentation by Stephanie Gaines

Stormwater and Collaboration Presentation by Daniel Apt

Metropolitan Water District’s Stormwater Pilot Program Presentation by Matt Hacker

Agenda for 2019 Stormwater Workshop

Save the Date for Stormwater Workshop on September 27, 2019

SCWC 2018 Stormwater Whitepaper presentation to MWD Board of Directors Conservation and Local Resources Committee by Lee Alexanderson – Video

SCWC 2018 Stormwater Whitepaper presentation to MWD Board of Directors Conservation and Local Resources Committee by Lee Alexanderson – PPT

REPORT: 2018 Stormwater Whitepaper

Status of Metropolitan’s Surface and Groundwater Storage Activities

SCWC Stormwater Data Project & 2017 Whitepaper

LA StormCatcher: Piloting the Potential of Residential Capture

Data & New Technology to Plan & Implement Stormwater Projects

LADWP’s Stormwater Capture Program

Planning and Implementation of Stormwater Projects in Ventura County

Our New Water Paradigm

The Orange County Groundwater Basin

City of Santa Monica – Stormwater Management Program Current Projects

Operational Readiness for Stormwater Capture – LADWP

Lower LA River Revitalization Plan

How to Get Water Agencies to Pay for Stormwater Projects

Pump up the Volume Campaign

Enhanced Watershed Management Plan Status Report

Water Leaders Discuss Strategies for Enhancing Supplies at 4th Annual Stormwater Workshop

Stormwater Workshop Flyer

Groundwater Fact Sheet

Stormwater Meeting – SWCW Presentation

Stormwater Meeting – L.A. Basin Plan

2013 Stormwater Presentations

2012 Stormwater White Paper & Case Studies