by P Burns, D Flaming
Economic Roundtable, Los Angeles, CA2011
This study looked at ways that the activities associated with water-use efficiency (e.g., rainwater capture, remediating groundwater, use of graywater) create jobs and economic activity. The authors began by investigating Los Angeles’ water sector, i.e., the establishments that build and maintain water-use efficiency facilities, equipment, and infrastructure together with those who provide design and support services. In the second half of the study, 50 recent water-use efficiency projects were analyzed to better understand the kinds of jobs they create and to quantify the relationship between level of investment and resulting economic activity.