Indigenous Land and Water Acknowledgment

Water management and governance in California is a system rooted in the displacement of Indigenous people. This system has been shaped by historical legacies of institutional and environmental racism that lead to disproportionate access to safe, clean, and affordable drinking water.

The Luskin Center for Innovation at UCLA acknowledges our presence on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the Gabrielino/Tongva peoples.

We recognize that there is no justice without the return of sacred land and water to native peoples. We also acknowledge the critical role water protectors and Indigenous organizers have in shaping the future of water in California. We invite you to connect with those groups directly to learn more about Indigenous environmental justice work.

Our hope is that this tool is useful for all communities to better understand and navigate their local water systems and water system governance in order to advocate for just and equitable access to clean and affordable drinking water.

This map is a continuous work in progress. We welcome your feedback on how it can best serve your community and how we can work together to increase accessibility to water data.

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Welcome to the Los Angeles County Water Governance Mapping Tool

Use this tool to explore water system data for community water systems in Los Angeles County.

Search: Click on the magnifying glass button on the map and enter your address to zoom in on your water system.

Visualize: Click on the blue buttons in the sidebar to visualize data points and compare water systems across Los Angeles County.

Hover: Hover your mouse over the "i" icon on the map legend to learn more about the data visualized on the map.

Click: Click on a water system on the map to generate an info panel that displays more information about the water system.

Data: Click on the "Map Data" button at the top of the page to view a searchable data table for the mapping tool.

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Tutorial Video Coming Soon.

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