Orange County Branch Newsletter

February 2015

Sustainability Committee

Thank You IRWD and Presenters for the Drought and OC Water Infrastructure Seminar

By Sam Ali, PE, ENV SP and Nathan Chase, PE, ENV SP

The Sustainability Committee for ASCE-OC organized a seminar entitled “The Drought and Water Infrastructure” on Friday, October 31, 2014. More than 30 professionals and 7 civil engineering students attended the seminar. The seminar was conducted at the Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD) Multi-Purpose room. In addition to hosting, IRWD also provided refreshments and IT support.

We would like to thank IRWD for their contribution to educate the civil engineering professionals on ways different agencies are implementing sustainable infrastructure and water efficiency programs. Some suggestions and comments made during the panel discussion at the end of the workshop ranged from new water conservation methods to incentives for agencies, establishments and citizens to conserve water.

The attendees provided very positive feedback regarding the seminar. More than $2,000 was raised from the seminar registration to cover ASCE-OC chapter expenses, in part thanks to the event’s Silver Sponsor, Oldcastle Precast.

Photos of the presenters are below along with links to the presentations on SlideShare.