Asset Management: Being Proactive Prevents Disaster

Resilient Infrastructure For Wastewater And Stormwater

Wednesday, April 18
11:10 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room 314, Sacramento Convention Center

CWEA: 1 Contact Hour

Practice Area: Team Challenge Area: Managing Assets for Longer Life Cycle

With a changing climate, there are new and potentially costly impacts to wastewater and stormwater infrastructure. The One Water LA team used EPA's infrastructure tool, CREAT. Risks and threats to assets were identified and mitigation approaches highlighted. Numerous solutions and cost estimates to prioritize at-risk assets were presented. There will be a discussion on how spending only 10% now in modifications to infrastructure design and construction, will result in 90% savings in the future.

Learner Outcomes:

Level: Introduction to; limited knowledge of subject matter / entry level staff

Eliza Jane Whitman

Civil Engineer
City of Los Angeles/EWC


Ms. Whitman has over 27 years of experience in all types of water and infrastructure projects. She has worked on water and infrastructure projects and programs all over the world. Currently, she is working on the City of Los Angeles' One Water LA plan which provides guidance, recommendations and actions to prepare the CIty for the future, with evaluating innovative, sustainable, and cost effective solutions for the next 25 years on water projects, policies, and programs.


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Garry Parker

Director of General Services
Encina Wastewater Authority


Garry began his career at EWA in May of 2003 as an Electrical Instrumentation Specialist. Garry has served as the Systems Manager and now is the Director of General Services at Encina Wastewater Authority in Carlsbad, California. Garry is responsible for all mechanical maintenance, Information Technology as well as Automation (SCADA), Electrical, and the instrumentation needs for the agency. He is active within his community and serves as the Executive Director and Founder of a nonprofit organization called The Watchmen that focuses on empowering the socio-economically challenged, single parent families, and at-risk youth in Southeastern San Diego. His educational achievements include an Associate Degree in Water/Wastewater Technology from San Diego Mesa College, a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Management and a Master of Business Administration Degree from Webster University. He is a member of the Water Environment Federation (WEF). Garry has been certified through the California Water Environment Association (CWEA) and holds a Grade IV Plant Maintenance Technologist Certification and a Grade III Electrical Instrumentation Technologist Certification. Garry has held board positions for the CWEA at both the San Diego Section and California State level. He has served as State President and is currently Past-President for 2017-2018.


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