Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Climate Action Plan
AEP 2022 Awards Program: Outstanding Climate Change Document
Key Rincon Staff: Ryan Gardner, Erik Feldman, Adam Grace, Erica Linard, Jennifer Haddow, Danielle Griffith, and John Sisser
Rincon partnered with Ascent Environmental, Carollo Engineers, and Katz & Associates to develop a comprehensive and ambitious Climate Action Plan (CAP) for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (Metropolitan). Metropolitan provides reliable and safe water for 26-member public agencies and nearly 19 million people living throughout southern California. The CAP builds on Metropolitan’s sustainability achievements to date and identifies additional actions to meet their aggressive greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction target of carbon neutrality by 2045, effectively decarbonizing a significant portion of southern California’s water supply. The plan identifies a baseline GHG emission inventory, forecast, and carbon budget in order to define feasible, cost-effective, and implementable reduction measures while maintaining Metropolitan’s core mission of providing safe and reliable water to its service area. The CAP was designed to allow Metropolitan to accurately track progress over time and quantify actual GHG reduction progress through the GHG inventory process. It considers the impact of GHG reduction measures on vulnerable communities and prioritizes measures and actions that will provide multiple co-benefits including expanding conservation and water use efficiency programs.
City of Port Hueneme General Plan Update and Environmental Impact Report
2022 APA California Central Coast Awards: Comprehensive Plan Award (Small Jurisdiction)
Key Rincon Staff: Lexi Journey, Ryan Russell, Sarah Howland, Camila Bobroff, and Katie Green