The Forum is sponsored by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, Metropolitan Water District and other agencies. The ceremony was held Friday at MWD’s downtown headquarters and was hosted by U.S. Rep. Grace F. Napolitano (D-Norwalk); Timothy Brick, chairman of MWD; and Michael Selna, assistant general manager of LACSD.

A small sample of local colleges receiving grants:

  1.  CSUN – $10,000 – Aquifer Analysis of the South Las Posas Basin
  2. Occidental – $10,000 –  Study of Ground Water and Nanofiltration Membrane Processes In Mali, Africa
  3. Pasadena City College – $10,000 –  Strategy To Improve Water Quality of Urban Run-Off
  4. Santa Monica College – $10,000 – Water Conservation Through Public Service Announcements in Los Angeles
  5. UCLA, Engineers Without Borders – $9,000 – Rainfall Collection Near Chocantariy, Guatemala
  6. USC, Engineers Without Borders  – $10,000 – Potable Water For Indigenous Lencas Village of Corral de Piedras, Honduras
  7. USC, Civil and Environmental Engineering – $10,000 – Let The Games Begin! Water Education using Board Games
  8. USC, Civil and Environmental Engineering – $10,000 – Design Of An Instant Hot Water System To Increase Water Conservation
  9. USC, School of Policy, Planning & Development – $10,000 – Green Alley Design: Creating A Menu Of Water Conservation Options

It’s nice to know there are so many brilliant minds at local colleges focused on clean water efforts. Congratulations to all the winners!

Full MWD press release here.

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