Shannon Williams, PE
Water Resources Management Committee Chair
Welcome to February’s Focus on Water Resources. The Water Resources Management Committee works diligently to provide outstanding education in the areas of drinking water, water reuse, wastewater, and stormwater within the context of public works. This month is no different, just more focused.
This month kicks off one of the committee’s heaviest lifts: educational resources to support the Certified Stormwater Manager (CSM) program. Introduction to Basic Stormwater Concepts workshop begins our first installment of a comprehensive education program the committee is developing for stormwater managers. I encourage you to register for the February 22 workshop, and to explore the CSM certification as well as APWA other certifications. Education and credentialing can open so many doors to growth and opportunities.
Again, thank you for exploring important public works topics with the Water Resources Management Committee and welcome to our Focus on Water Resources.
Water operations and road maintenance are common to most public works agencies, but how often do you hear about a public works agency managing multiple dam operations, managing a large scale environmental project, or revitalizing and operating a community space? When you are as large as Los Angeles County Public Works it is all in a days work. The APWA Roving Reporter visited San Gabriel Dam, Cogswell Reservoir, and East Los Angeles in California to see just a few of the things that fall under Los Angeles County Public Works.