Brown served as project director and lead facilitator for the planning policy framework development phase of the City of Los Angeles’ Integrated Resources Plan. In addition to facilitating extensive stakeholder workshops designed to develop community objectives and performance measures, the project included the development of a complex simulation tool that modeled the relationship among physical systems and stakeholder objectives for three interdependent water systems: wastewater, recycled water, and stormwater.

Over a three-year period, Brown served as lead facilitator for a series of technical planning workshops that established stakeholder preferences, developed 21 initial alternatives, and narrowed those alternatives to four. Those four will meet the projected increase in wastewater flow while maximizing the beneficial reuse of recycled water and urban runoff, optimizing the use of existing facilities and water resources, reducing pollution, and reducing dependency on imported water. Over 100 community leaders participated with the city in completing the plan for the future of wastewater, recycled water, and urban runoff management. One of the most impressive outputs of the process was a summary report personally signed by each of the stakeholders (see a copy of the IRP Summary Statement).

  • Client: City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works, Bureau of Sanitation
  • Location: California, USA
  • Project: Integrated Plan for the Wastewater Program and Integrated Resources Plan
  • Role: Project Director and Lead Facilitator
  • Affiliation: CDM Smith
  • Photo: City of Los Angeles Skyline and San Gabriel Mountains