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Ethics Office


The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to the fulfillment of its mission in an ethical fashion. Ethical practice includes two levels: a level of compliance, in which parties follow relevant laws, rules, regulations and policies and a level of ethically ideal behavior, in which parties strive to embody the spirit behind the rules, to incorporate the mission of Metropolitan in their daily work life, and to complete assignments with integrity and respect for all.

The Ethics Office helps maintain an ethical culture at Metropolitan by enforcement of ethics-related rules and laws; education for directors, officers and employees; and enhancement by promotion of the District's six core values.


Deena Ghaly
Ethics Officer
(213) 217-5521


Jeff Cable
Ethics Educator
(213) 217-5743

Edith Yamasaki,
Intake and Administrative Liaison
(213) 217-5822


Peter Von Haam
Ethics Policy Analyst
(213) 217-6885

Main Office
(213) 217-5832
(fax) (213) 217-6514


The Network
(888) 228-7794
The Network is an independent hotline that accepts anonymous calls regarding concerns about Metropolitan directors, staff, and contractors.

Ethics Reports

Institutional Ethics & MWD

MWD's Statement of Values (328kb pdf)*

MWD Board of Directors Ethics Guide (4,950kb pdf)*

MWD Employee Ethics Manual (2,100kb pdf)*




Ethics Office
The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Office: 700 N. Alameda Street, US 11-330, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Mailing Address: Box 54153, Los Angeles, California 90054-0153

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Page updated: July 25, 2014