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Foundational Actions Funding Program

In 2013, Metropolitan's Board approved a pilot Foundational Actions Funding (FAF) Program that consisted of  technical studies and pilot projects pertaining to the areas of groundwater, recycled water, seawater desalination, and stormwater. Foundational Actions, now referred to as Future Supply Actions, are relatively low-cost, low risk preliminary actions to better prepare the region for unforeseen water supply challenges.  These actions allow us to develop cost-effective solutions in time of need.   As part of Metropolitan's long-term water resources strategy, projects funded under the FAF Program help reduce barriers to future resource production and:

  • Advance the field of knowledge of future water resource production
  • Provide results that are unique yet transferrable to other areas in the region
  • Represent a catalytic/critical path to water resource implementation

Under the FAF Program, Metropolitan funded up to $500,000 per project per member agency, which the participating member agencies matched dollar-for-dollar with non-Metropolitan funds. 

Metropolitan provided approximately $3 million dollars of funding for a total of 13 technical studies or pilot projects.  All projects will be completed by 2017, and will collectively enhance the region's ability to develop future water supplies. 

On February 23, 2017, Metropolitan hosted a Technical  Conference that showcased all the technical studies and pilot projects that  were conducted through the FAF Program. The agenda of the Technical Conference is linked below. Project presentations from the Technical  Conference can be found under the project list.

Technical Conference Agenda

View Conference Video

Keynote address by Paul Redvers Brown

 

Project fact sheets and their final reports are listed below. Click here for the Fact Sheet on the overall FAF Program. 

Groundwater

Enhanced Research Using RCF for Hexavalent Chromium Removal (City of Glendale Water and Power)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
Appendix A (PDF)
Web Site
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)



Pilot-scale Groundwater Desalter Brine Concentrator Study (Eastern Municipal Water District)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

Pilot-scale Biological Treatment Process (BIOTTTA) (Inland Empire Utilities Agency)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

San Juan Basin Groundwater and Desalination Optimization Program (Municipal Water District of Orange County)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
Appendix A (PDF)
Appendix B (PDF)
Appendix C (PDF)
Appendix D (PDF)
Appendix E (PDF)
Appendix F (PDF)
Appendix G (PDF)
Appendix H (PDF)
Appendix I (PDF)
Web Site 
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)











Recycled Water

Direct Potable Reuse Research Initiative (West Basin Municipal Water District)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report Overview (PDF)
WE&RF 13-02-01 Model Communication Plans for Increasing Awareness and Fostering Acceptance of Direct Potable Reuse  (PDF)
WE&RF 13-03: Critical Control PointAssessment to Quantify Robustness and Reliability of Multiple TreatmentBarriers of a DPR Scheme (PDF)
WE&RF 13-12: Source Water Control Optionsand the Impact of Selected Strategies on Direct Potable Reuse – Guidance Manual (PDF)
WE&RF 13-13: Development of an Operation and Maintenance Plan and Training and Certification for Direct Potable Reuse Systems (PDF)                  
Web Site                        
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)






Innovative Indirect Potable Reuse Treatment Train (Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)      
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

Pilot-scale 3-D Fluorescence Excitation-Emission Matrix (Inland Empire Utilities Agency)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)      
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

Recycled Water Intertie Study (Inland Empire Utilities Agency)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)      
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

Tracer Alternative Research (West Basin Municipal Water District)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)



Seawater Desalination

Advancement of Slant Well Technology for Seawater Desalination (Municipal Water District of Orange County)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
Web Site
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)


Ocean Water Desalination Intake Biofouling and Corrosion Study (West Basin Municipal Water District)

              Fact Sheet (PDF)  
              Final Report (PDF)
              2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)

Stormwater

Stormwater Capture Master Plan (City of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report (PDF)
Appendices (PDF)
Web Site    
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)



Stormwater Harvesting and Direct Use Demonstration Project (City of Santa Monica)

Fact Sheet (PDF)
Final Report will be available in 2018
Web Site
2017 Conference Presentation (PDF)


Contact

Foundational Actions
Funding Program:
Robert Harding

Phone
(213) 217-6582

Email
bharding@mwdh2o.com

 
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