President's Message - Imagine an Endless Water Supply

By Penny Lew, P.E.

In case you have not heard, the water year in California was 50% below…

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Secretary's Column - Class of 2014

By Steven King, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch Secretary, Steven King, P.E., was a guest at the UCI…

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Branch News - ASCE & APWA Team Up to Host OCSD

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The Southern California chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) and ASCE Orange County…

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President's Message - Imagine an Endless Water Supply

By Penny Lew, P.E.

In case you have not heard, the water year in California was 50% below average for most areas and the snow levels were below 28% for April. California has had three dry years in a row, and Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought emergency in January. The California Drought and related issues are worth learning about. The ASCE OC Branch President describes what is being done on the State and local level to combat the drought's effects and potential future initiatives to combat drought related issues. Are you doing your part to conserve water?

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Secretary's Column - Class of 2014

By Steven King, P.E.

The ASCE OC Branch Secretary, Steven King, P.E., was a guest at the UCI commencement ceremonies celebrating the accomplishments of thousands of new graduates.  This year marks the 50th anniversary of the University’s dedication and a special celebration was set at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.

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Branch News - ASCE & APWA Team Up to Host OCSD

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The Southern California chapter of American Public Works Association (APWA) and ASCE Orange County held their Annual Joint Meeting on May 15th at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.

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ASCE OC Board Position

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Nominations are open for the ASCE OC Branch's Board of Directors Secretary position. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with the civil engineering community, make new connections and advance your career.

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New Members - May 2014

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Please join the Board of Directors in welcoming the newest members to ASCE OC! We look forward to getting to know you and hope to see you at an upcoming meeting.

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Sea-Level Rise

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The ASCE OC Branch's Sustainability Committee discusses sea-level rise in Orange County. Along its 42-mile coastline, Orange County boasts some of the nation’s most visited and economically important beach communities and a full suite of infrastructure to support them. However, the 128,849 residents living below an elevation of 10 feet face the threat of coastal flooding due to the sea-level rise and increased severity of storm events brought on by climate change.

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Sustainable Applications in Civil Engineering

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The ASCE OC/EWRI Continuing Edcuation event on June 6, 2014 featured Mr. Richard Boon, from the Orange County Watersheds, Amanda Carr from the City of Irvine, and Daniel Apt from RBF Consulting/Michael Baker International. Continue reading for three perspectives on implementing a stormwater quality program with today's regulations.

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Carlsbad Desalination Plant

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At the June 5, 2014 EWRI luncheon, Bob Yamada, Water Resources Manager at the San Diego County Water Authority (SDCWA), and Peter MacLaggan, Vice President at Poseidon Water, presented an overview of the Carlsbad Desalination Plant.

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ASCE OC YMF - Jog-A-Thon

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ASCE OC YMF hosted its innaugural Jog-A-Thon fundraiser on May 17th at Crean Lutheran High School in Irvine, CA, to raise funds for scholarships and other outreach activities for local university ASCE Student Chapters, which included California State University Long Beach (CSULB), California State University Fullerton (CSUF), and University of California Irvine (UCI).

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2015 Structures Congress

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Save the Date and Call for Paper information for the 2015 Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) Congress in Portland, Oregon.

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12th International Symposium on Geo-disaster Reduction

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College of Engineering and Computer Science at California State University, Fullerton in collaboration with Geo-Institute Los Angeles Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers are going to organize the 12th International Symposium on Geo-Disaster Reduction in Fullerton, California, USA on September 5th and 6th, 2014.

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YMF - Leadership and Success Speaker Series

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The ASCE OC YMF Leadership and Success Speaker Series brought four prominent, well-respected industry members to discuss their career experiences and what they believe it takes to become a successful leader today.The speaker series was kicked off on April 15 with Robert Bein’s presentation on “Keys to a Balance Life.”

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YMF - May General Meeting

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May’s General Meeting was co-hosted by OC YMF’s best friends at the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) at Daily Grill in Irvine on Thursday, May 22.

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YMF - Soccer Tournament

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Early in the misty morning on the planes of Ski Beach, WE, the brave, the few were ready to carry OC YMF to the championship game. Lots of other people had the same idea that morning, but our team of only 8 players was easy to spot, with 20 or so engineers trying to assemble a soccer goal.

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Board

President
Penny Lew, P.E.
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Vice President
Gary Gilbert, P.E., G.E., ENV SP
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Treasurer
Cindy Miller, P.E.
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Secretary
Steven King
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Past President
Tapas Dutta, P.E.
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Committee Chairs

YMF
Gidti Ludesirishoti, P.E.
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Membership
Anh Ly, P.E.
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Marketing
John Merrill, P.E., T.E. 
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Environmental & Water Resources Institute
Mujahid Chandoo, P.E.
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Geo-Institute Chair
Clint Isa, P.E.
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Public Infrastructure Coalition of OC-PICOC
Yazdan Emrani, P.E.
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Structural Engineering Institute
Doug Moon, P.E.
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Engineers Without Borders Liaison
Kofi Baryeh
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OCEC Liaison
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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International Committee
C.T. Bathala, P.E.
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Continuing Education
Wei Zhu, P.E., T.E., P.M.P
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Transportation Technical Group
Shafi Sharifan,Ph.D., P.E.
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Students Activities
Eric Walker, E.I.T.
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Government Affairs
Clay Tanaka, P.E.
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Brianna Arth
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Awards/Nominations
Joshua Nelson, P.E.
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Public Relations
Lisa Hadley, E.I.T.
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Programs
Josue Vaglienty, P.E.
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Newsletter and Website
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Sustainability
Sam Ali, P.E. 
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Life Member Forum
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William Lawson, P.E.
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