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LABS of CWEA - Reimagining the LA River - Live Webinar

February 23, 2023
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Approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on June 14, 2022, the updated Los Angeles River Master Plan (LARMP) was developed with multi-faceted and innovative approaches to focus on flood risk, water quality, water conservation, public health, recreation, access, homelessness, open space, and habitat while encouraging artistic expression. With nearly one million people living within one mile of the LA River and nearly half of LA County residents living within the watershed, the update of the LARMP required a different approach. The vision statement says it all, “The iconic LA River flows through a 51-mile connected public open space that is seamlessly women together with neighboring communities. It is an integral part of daily life in LA County-a place to enjoy the outdoors and to get across town, a place to appreciate the serene and to bring all people together, a place to celebrate a thriving urban habitat and understand infrastructure, a place to learn from the past and to shape the future.”

The speaker, Carolina T Hernandez is the Assistant Deputy Director for the Stormwater Planning Division with Los Angeles County Public Works and has over 23 years of experience in potable water and water resources engineering. She currently oversees integrated water resources planning for the Los Angeles County Flood Control District, which operates and maintains 14 major dams, 26 spreading grounds, 162 debris basins, and 500 miles of open channel. Her efforts at Public Works have included water infrastructure management, oversite of the Safe, Clean Water Program, potable water utility business operations, developing and implementing of stormwater master planning, and developing infrastructure enhancement programs to increase stormwater capture for water supply and to reduce flood risk to downstream communities. Carolina is a licensed Civil Engineer in the State of California. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering and Master of Science degree in Environmental Engineering from New Mexico State University.

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