“Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day.”
— Author Unknown
Los Angeles County is the largest county in the United States, with over 10 million residents as of 2020. This can present a challenge of engaging effectively with issues of multiculturalism, diversity and difference in any field—including stormwater management—if information isn’t readily available, transparent, and digestible to all audiences. However, given the tools to engage and become connected, our size can provide an incredible opportunity to empower Angelenos to contribute meaningfully to the health and management of our urban environment.
In our global community today, we can learn from people from an array of cultures. We can learn from different perspectives, which can present new solutions to urban pollution and help to improve water quality through public education, neighborhood investment, and fostered community engagement.
Inclusion refers to a cultural and environmental feeling of belonging. Our website aims be inclusive of cultures, traditions, and ideas that emerge from diverse communities by actively engaging the public in the stormwater efforts in our region, and to solicit input from a multicultural and diverse group of stakeholders to enable Angelenos to contribute positively to our stormwater vision. As such, we are engaging Angelenos in our watershed management area in several languages, including Spanish, Chinese and English to bridge and glue people and water quality solutions together.