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Master of Environmental Science and Management: Master's Group Project

Burbank Sustainable Water Master Plan

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Group Members: Dan Gold, Chris Heckman, Chris Hewes, Alyssa Krag-Arnold, Lila Spring

Faculty Advisors: Robert Wilkinson

Client: Burbank Water and Power


Final Report


Taking steps to diminish reliance on imports, increase the utilization of local sources of supply, and reduce customer demand will enhance water sustainability in the City of Burbank. As ongoing drought, climate change, and population growth are increasing the pressure on Southern California’s imported water supplies, Burbank Water and Power (BWP) remains committed to providing water service that is reliable, affordable, and sustainable. BWP is a progressive water agency that consistently supports innovative water efficiency programs, uses cutting-edge technology, and proactively adapts its supply portfolio. While these actions have enabled the agency to make considerable progress in addressing water supply challenges, significant opportunities remain to strengthen existing initiatives and increase the sustainability of BWP’s operations. This project provided Burbank with a portfolio of tools and analytically justified strategies to enhance water sustainability:

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