Over the past year, UCLA, the Colorado School of Mines, and USGS have been working to develop a pilot project for a high-resolution model that integrates stormwater and groundwater flows in Los Angeles. The effort resulted from a series of workshops sponsored by UCLA in 2015 and 2016, where stakeholders identified a gap in available tools that inform how regional stormwater investments can support the goals of groundwater sustainability, recharge, and quality. The team is hosting a series of workshops to present results, collect feedback, and discuss how the effort fits into broader sustainable water management goals in the region.
Agenda: During the February 23rd workshop, the team will present results from the coupling of the stormwater and groundwater models, followed by a panel discussion on how such tools can inform Safe Clean Water LA investments and support collaborative project development. The event will be divided into two sessions. In the first session (10AM-11AM), Dr. Elizabeth Jachens from USGS will present results on the work to couple outputs of high-resolution stormwater modeling with existing groundwater modeling tools in the Central and West Coast Basins. The second session (11AM-12PM) will include a panel discussion on ways that tools such as this can better inform regional planning efforts and collaborative project planning for Safe Clean Water LA. A detailed agenda will follow.