Are We Ready for Climate Change?

Ask a SoCal Expert

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) invites you to attend a panel discussion at Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) on Thursday, October 13, 2016. This symposium will bring together regional experts to consider environmental challenges, approaches, and successes. Focus on strategies implemented by proactive utilities.

Register online.

Gordon Johnson Gordon Johnson, P.E., BCEE, MWD Chief Engineer will moderate the panel. Gordon has responsibility for all of Metropolitan’s engineering activities, including management of the Capital Investment Plan. He is responsible for facility planning, design, construction management, environmental planning, and infrastructure monitoring. MWD will discuss water supply approaches in this “new normal” that address a reduced snowpack, higher rainfall volume, and the increased need for storage throughout the system.

Jeremy Pal Dr. Jeremy Pal, Professor of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science at Loyola Marymount University (LMU), was one of the contributing authors on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).  He has conducted extensive research in climate change throughout the world. Dr. Pal will provide an overview of the science of climate change, the models, the drivers, and present some initial findings of his research on the impacts of climate change on SoCal.

Lee Alexanderson Lee Alexanderson, P.E., Civil Engineer with County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works will discuss how the County is collaborating with internal and external stakeholders to develop a climate resilient future for SoCal infrastructure through integrated planning and design. The County is performing climate vulnerability analyses on stormwater infrastructure and developing plans a for sustainable future by incorporating multiple watershed benefits.


Student: $35 (scholarships may be available)

Professional: $60

Contact Yolanda Moulden via email for registration questions.

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