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  • Astani Civil and Environmental Engineering Seminar

    Fri, Oct 06, 2017 @ 03:00 PM - 04:00 PM

    Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Inge Wiersema, and Lenise Marrero , Carollo Engineers and City of LA Sanitation

    Talk Title: One Water LA 2040 Plan An Overview of Integrated Water Management Planning for the City of Los Angeles

    Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of how the City of Los Angeles is working collaboratively to prepare a strategic plan with a planning horizon of 2040. The One Water approach provides a new paradigm of how water can be managed by considering all types of water potable water, wastewater, recycled water, stormwater, groundwater, etc. as One Water. The One Water LA 2040 Plan identifies strategies to achieve the Mayor Sustainable City Plan water related goals to make Los Angeles a more sustainable and resilient city. The presentation will highlight the key components of this very comprehensive planning effort and provides a wide variety of examples of how environmental engineering is used to address water related challenges, such as droughts, flooding, and water quality.

    Inge Wiersema is a Vice President with Carollo Engineers and serves as the Regional Planning Manager for Southern California. She is a registered civil engineer with over 20 years experience specializing in water resources and utility master planning. Inge is currently project manager for One Water LA 2040 Plan, which is a strategic and collaborative planning effort with Los Angeles Departments of Sanitation LASAN and Los Angeles Department of Water & Power LADWP. As the prime consultant, she leads a team with over 20 subconsultants to develop the One Water LA 2040 Plan, which identifies strategies and integration opportunities to manage all water as One Water.

    Lenise Marrero has a Bachelor Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Puerto Rico. She is a Senior Civil Engineer with City of L.A. Sanitation, and her experience ranges from sewer infrastructure and facilities planning to policy development. She helped implement the City Water Integrated Resources Plan IRP through inter agency collaboration, stakeholder and public engagement. More recently, Ms. Marrero leads the development of the City One Water LA Plan which is a collaborative, integrated approach to managing the City watersheds, water resources, and water facilities.

    Location: Von Kleinsmid Center For International & Public Affairs (VKC) - 150

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: Evangeline Reyes


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