As CivitasLA marks “Earth Day” 2022, we note the extraordinary importance of water to the very formation and growth of our region and the impact its scarcity will have on future growth. Join us in conversation with Adel Hagekhalil, General Manager of The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) as he discusses their history, central role in shaping the communities of Southern California and how our communities will be impacted as the state navigates an historic drought and climate change.
Created by state law in 1928, MWD has imported water from the Colorado River since 1941 and from Northern California since the early 1970s and is responsible for providing water directly or indirectly to 19 million residents. MWD has been a major supporter of Southern California water conservation and water recycling programs, along with other local water management activities. To learn more, please visit: www.mwdh2o.com.