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The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Innovative Supplies Funding
Innovative Supplies Funding

Innovation is a driving force in Southern California, bringing new technologies and approaches to help meet the water resource challenges we face. Metropolitan provides funding for innovative strategies to increase the diversity of the region’s water supplies.  From research to implementation to evaluation, these strategies help address future economic and environmental uncertainties and improve water supply reliability.

Future Supply Actions Funding Program

Metropolitan is implementing a second round of the Future Supply Actions Funding Program (FSA Funding Program) to reduce barriers to future local groundwater, recycling, stormwater and seawater desalination supply development. The ultimate goal of the program is to help the region to adapt to future uncertainties like climate change by allowing water agencies to accelerate the development of these local supplies should the need arise.

The 2018 FSA Funding Program includes two elements:

  • $3.5 million Request for Proposals (RFP) for member agency research and pilot studies; and
  • $975,000 funding agreement with the Water Research Foundation for six potable reuse studies and one agricultural reuse study. 

The 2018 FSA Funding Program is a follow-up to the successful Foundation Actions Funding Program (FAF Program) which was launched in 2013 and completed in 2017. The 2013 FAF Program funded 13 member agency studies totaling $3.0 million. Metropolitan renamed the program to Future Supply Actions in the 2015 Integrated Research Plan Update. 

Click here to learn more about the 2018 FSA Funding Program

Click here to learn more about the 2013 FAF Program. 

On-site Retrofit Program

Recycled water is an important water supply for the region.  Increased use of this resource will help meet expected water demands and improve water supply reliability.  Although there are recycled water supplies available in many areas, its use has been limited by site conversion costs.  This program provides financial incentives to assist public and private property owners to convert irrigation or industrial systems from potable to recycled water.  The results will help agencies identify other ways to increase recycled water use in this region.

Click here for more information and view fact sheet.


Future Supply Actions
Funding Program:
Warren Teitz

(213) 217-7418

On-site Retrofit
Jessica Arm

(213) 217-6819

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