Divert LA River Water (Tillman Reclaimed Water) Downstream!

It seems as if one of the water resource ideas LML developed with students in 2014 is being picked up by Gehry Partners and Co. It is not rocket science. Quite simply, 

let the Tillman reclaimed water run through the river, before diverting it for other beneficial uses. 

Distribute advanced water reclamation (like the La Noria waterwheel) downstream of where the water can provide multiple uses and still be practicably reclaimed. Of course this is a much more complicated scheme than just piping the water directly to Pacoima from the Tillman Plant for "Advanced Water Treatment", but the potential benefit of having a watered river far exceeds the cost. The River we now know is far from irrepressible. It has been re-materialized by reclaimed water, a resource now in the city's crosshairs.

Distributed Downstream Water Recycling via the LA River: Integrate LA River in Water Recycling to Maintain Maximum Habitat and Recreation by Allowing Tillman Outflow to Run Through the River before Diverting to Water Recycling Facilities (Qiong Peng)

Distributed Downstream Water Recycling via the LA River: Integrate LA River in Water Recycling to Maintain Maximum Habitat and Recreation by Allowing Tillman Outflow to Run Through the River before Diverting to Water Recycling Facilities (Qiong Peng)

The River is now effectively a fountain that we will someday turn off unless it becomes integrated with our water resource management practices. 

See this study and other River re(source) integrations here.