Aug 19, 2021

Advancing Water Equity in LA With ULART | WWD Weekly Digest

Advancing Water Equity in LA With ULART | WWD Weekly Digest

The Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan (ULART) is a program created by a California state directive to create a revitalization plan of the Los Angeles River. Part of the directive included getting input from all stakeholders from members of the public, to business owners, water industry professionals and local government officials.

Sarah Rascon, environmental equity officer for the Mountains Recreation & Conservation Authority, explains what water equity is in the context of ULART, and Mia Lehrer, founder and president of Studio MLA Landscape Architecture & Design, highlights the purpose and goals of ULART. They also discuss projects on the horizon for ULART, how projects will evolve to include equity elements and why these kinds of efforts are important for utilities.

  • Intro: (0:00)
  • Water equity definition: (0:53)
  • Upper Los Angeles River and Tributaries Revitalization Plan: (1:37)
  • Missions and goals of ULART: (2:39) 
  • ULART projects in the works: (4:26)
  • How water equity will evolve and grow as more projects are completed: (7:54)
  • Why water equity projects are important for utilities: (15:20)
  • Outro: (19:10)

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