AAEES Announces Interactive Webinar to Discuss Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts' project on The San Gabriel River Watershed: Balancing Water Needs of the Community and the Environment

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

Annapolis, Maryland Release: February 22, 2022.  For Immediate Release

AAEES will be holding an interactive webinar on Wednesday March 2, 2022 at noon Eastern | 9:00 AM Pacific.  AAEES Patron, Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, will be presenting their San Gabriel River Watershed Project: Balancing Water Needs of the Community and the Environment. Featured speakers will be Jaime Sayre, Civil Engineer; Jodie Lanza, Supervising Engineer; and Stephanie Olague Garcia, Engineering Associate. This project won the Grand Prize in the Planning category of The AAEES 2021 Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science™ Award Competition.

“Over the last 50 years, the Sanitation Districts have been the nation’s largest producer of recycled water. However, climate change and drought call for more recycling,” said Robert C. Ferrante, Chief Engineer and General Manager for the Sanitation Districts.

The challenge is: when more water is recycled, less is discharged to rivers where that water often supports habitat. The Sanitation Districts worked closely with non-governmental organizations, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to evaluate San Gabriel River habitat and hydrology and, ultimately, develop an adaptive management plan that balances societal and environmental needs for water.

Under this plan, the Sanitation Districts incrementally reduce flows from their five water reclamation plants that discharge to the San Gabriel River watershed while biologists monitor riparian vegetation to ensure that sensitive habitat is sustained.

The webinar will be an interactive session with "live chat" capability. The virtual event is open to environmental engineering and science professionals across all sectors and career stages. Registration for the webinar costs $30 for AAEES members, $40 for non-members. Students are welcome to attend the webinar free of charge.

AAEES Members earn 1.5 PDHs for attending this virtual event. People interested in attending this virtual event can register here: Webinar Registration

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists® is a not-for-profit 501(c)(6) organization serving the Environmental Engineering and Environmental Science professions by providing Board Certification to those who qualify through experience and testing. The Academy also provides interactive webinars presented by industry experts, participates in accrediting universities, publishes a periodical and other reference material, interacts with students and young professionals, sponsors a university lecture series, and rewards outstanding achievements through its international awards program.
Full information can be found on the website: https://www.aaees.org 
Contact info:
Name: Marisa Waterman
Email: Mwaterman@aaees.org
Organization: American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES)
Address: 147 Old Solomons Island Road, Suite 303 Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-266-3311