Project Statement

Urbanization has a long history of money and politics influencing water policy in the west, and Los Angeles is a prime example of this. With two aqueducts, several reservoirs, and dams between the Owens Valley and the city of Los Angeles, this project examines the topography and illustrates the context of when the aqueduct was built, and how we are meeting today’s challenges of water rights and delivery to large cities, while highlighting environmental restoration that occurs to the land and wildlife.