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METROPOLITAN BOARD BEGINS PROCESS TO UPDATE BROAD PLAN TO MEET SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA’S FUTURE WATER NEEDS

The board of directors of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California on Tuesday formed a special committee to provide input on how the region’s water supplies will be developed and managed over the next two decades.

The committee has been tasked with making recommendations to the full board on how to update Metropolitan’s blueprint for long-term planning, known as the Integrated Water Resources Plan.

Originally adopted in 1996 and updated every five years, the 25-year plan takes an in-depth look at ways to achieve long-term supply reliability for Southern California in the face of evolving challenges such as climate change, demographic shifts and supply costs. It establishes targets for a diversified and cost efficient water supply portfolio, including imports from Northern California and the Colorado River, conservation, recycling, groundwater storage and clean up, storm water recharge and desalination.

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