Special Thanks to Leidos for sponsoring the 2015 NEW San Diego!
We are elated to present Brent Alspach, PE, BCEE, as this year's KEYNOTE SPEAKER.
Brent Alspach, PE, BCEE
Principal Environmental Engineer | ARCADIS U.S., Inc.
TOPIC: The Strategic Integration of Desalinated Seawater into Existing Potable Water Conveyance Systems"
With California’s population continuing to increase in the grip of a prolonged drought, proactive agencies across southern California are developing alternative water supplies to augment more traditional sources. Accordingly, with several potential seawater desalination plants proposed within its service area, the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California (MWD) commissioned ARCADIS to study the integration of desalinated seawater into existing water conveyance systems at major facilities around the globe. Such firsthand accounts from operating plants had never before been compiled, yielding valuable information for MWD’s strategic planning. The presentation summarizing key findings of this work won the “Best Paper” award at the 2012 AWWA Membrane Technology Conference.
Brent Alspach holds both Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Mr. Alspach joined ARCADIS in 1997 and serves as a Principal Environmental Engineer specializing in potable water treatment and reuse. He is an internationally recognized authority on membrane processes, and in this capacity has given invited presentations at Sandia National Laboratories, the China Water Show, American Society of Civil Engineers, WateReuse Association, the Urban Water Institute, and the Multi-State Salinity Coalition, among others. In addition, Mr. Alspach has authored or co-authored over 100 publications on membrane treatment and other water-related subjects, including the USEPA Membrane Filtration Guidance Manual and several AWWA manuals of practice. He also serves on the expert review panel for AWWA Manual of Practice M62: Membrane Applications for Water Reuse. Mr. Alspach is a past Chair of the AWWA Membrane Processes Committee and an incoming member of the Board of Directors of the American Membrane Technology Association (AMTA). At the AWWA’s recent Water Quality Technology Conference, Mr. Alspach was honored to be the recipient of the organization’s Golden Spigot award for 2014. Aside from the privilege of being the keynote speaker at this year’s National Engineers Week Awards Banquet, one of Mr. Alspach’s proudest accomplishments was having written the narrative that won the ASCE’s 2013 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award for San Diego’s own Alvarado Water Treatment Plant Ozone Upgrade and Expansion Project.
The ASCE San Diego Section Centennial Committee is honored to present the Centennial Award to Caltrans, City of San Diego and T.Y. Lin International for the Cabrillo Bridge Retrofit Laurel Street Overcrossing Project.
Director | Caltrans District 11
TOPIC: "CABRILLO BRIDGE RETROFIT LAUREL STREET OVERCROSSING PROJECT"
We are privileged to have Chris Klemaske of T.B. Penick & Sons present one of the most heartfelt projects: Sellers Keever.
Project Developer | T.B. Penick & Sons, Inc
TOPIC: "SELLERS KEEVER PROJECT"
National Engineers Week • San Diego • February 27, 2015 • USD Campus