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
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.