Integrated Planning

What is Integrated Planning?

Integrated planning is the effective management of resources through collaboration of efforts and cooperation of various entities. The integration of multiple water management strategies via multipurpose projects creates opportunities to meet regional water resource needs, efficiently use fiscal resources, and provide the public with tangible community benefits.

Greater Los Angeles County Region

map of Integrated Regional Water Management PlanWest Basin is an active participant in the Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (IRWMP). In 2005, several entities gathered to form a Region to apply for Proposition 50 funding to the Department of Water Resources and the State Water Resources Control Board.

The Greater Los Angeles County Region has achieved several accomplishments since its formation in 2005 including:

  • 2006 – Plan developed with $1.5 million grant funds and adopted through collaboration of hundreds of agencies
  • 2007  – $25 million Proposition 50 grant funds awarded for 14 projects
  • 2008  – $2 million local funds collected to sustain integrated efforts and pay for grant applications
  • 2009  – Recognized by DWR as an IRWM Region through the State’s Regional Acceptance Process
  • 2010  – $1 million awarded for Proposition 84 Planning grant funds to update Plan; Collected another $450K from local funds
  • Awarded $25.6 million Proposition 84 Implementation grant funds for 13 projects
  • 2011 – 2013 – Developed Update to Plan  – Completed in December 2013
  • 2014 – Awarded $23.6 million for 13 projects

To learn more about the Greater Los Angeles County Integrated Regional Water Management Plan, visit

West Basin’s Involvement

West Basin is the Chair of the South Bay sub-region Steering Committee. The South Bay usually meets on a monthly basis at West Basin’s office in Carson.  For all meeting information related to the GLAC Region or the South Bay Sub-region, visit

  • South Bay Steering Committee Members
  • City of Los Angeles, Bureau of Sanitation
  • City of Torrance
  • County Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles
  • Heal the Bay
  • Kathleen McGowan – representative of several South Bay cities
  • Los Angeles County Flood Control District
  • Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP)
  • South Bay Cities Council of Governments
  • Water Replenishment District of Southern California
  • West Basin MWD
  • Westside Cities Council of Governments

For more information about the South Bay sub-region or to get involved in the process, contact E.J. Caldwell at 310-660-6286 or

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