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Council for Watershed Health

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Countries: United States of America
Regions: California
Organization SDGs:
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Water Quality (SDG 6.3)
Water Use Efficiency (SDG 6.4)
Integrated Water Resource Management (SDG 6.5)
Stakeholder Participation (SDG 6.b)
Water-Related Disaster Management (SDG 11.5)
Climate Resilience and Adaptation (SDG 13.1)
Climate education, awareness-raising, capacity (SDG 13.3)
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Stormwater Management and Flood Control
Nature-Based Solutions
Services Offered: Policy advocacy
Communications & outreach
Project management
Research & analysis
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Org. Type: NGO / Civil Society
Org. Size: Small (10 - 99 Employees)
Language: English
Org. Website: www.watershedhealth.org
Org. Source: User
Profile Completion: 96%
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Organization Overview

Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Council for Watershed Health (CWH) is a nonprofit organization founded 25 years ago to advance the health and sustainability of the Los Angeles region’s watersheds, rivers, streams, and habitats - both in natural areas and urban neighborhoods through inclusive stakeholder engagement, stewardship, scientific research, and collaborative decision-making based on a watershed approach.

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Develop an easy-to-construct outdoor classroom that captures, cleans, and infiltrates runoff and increases tree canopy on 2 school elementary campuses (Hillcrest &amp; Monterey Vista-Garvey District in Rio Hondo subwatershed). Learn More

Background The Los Angeles River Watershed Monitoring Program (LARWMP) was developed in 2007 by a group of stakeholders representing major permittees, regulatory and management agencies, and conservation groups. At the time, the majority of monitoring efforts were focused on compliance … Learn More

Expanding urban development and periodic droughts have increased the need for water conservation and groundwater recharge. Climate change has further elevated current drought conditions in California bringing record high temperatures (2014) and our lowest annual rainfall on record (2013). California’s … Learn More

The Elmer Avenue Neighborhood Retrofit Project, located in Sun Valley, CA, was created to improve water quality, and reduce flood risk, increase watershed awareness through community engagement, enhance aesthetics, and increase wildlife habitats. The stormwater BMPs included in this phase … Learn More

City streets now are recognized as important public spaces that must meet the needs of pedestrians, bicyclists and motorists, as well as achieve specific stormwater standards while mitigating the impacts of climate change. The City of South El Monte, a … Learn More

The DROPS project involved the design and construction of Low Impact Development (LID) Best Management Practices (BMPs) at four LAUSD schools: Normandie Avenue Elementary School, Northridge Middle School, Victory Boulevard Elementary School, Daniel Webster Middle School. This project sought to … Learn More

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