Water Supply Planning for Sustainability and Resiliency

Date: Dec 12, 2017
Time: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Location: Orbach Science Library, 240
Closest Parking: Parking Lot V10 or P13


“Water Supply Planning for Sustainability and Resiliency"

Joe Mouawad, P.E. - AGM Planning, Engineering & Construction, Eastern Municipal Water District


Joe Mouawad joined EMWD in 2006, and serves as the Assistant General Manager for the Planning, Engineering & Construction Branch. He is a graduate of Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering, and obtained his Masters of Science degree in civil engineering from UCLA with an emphasis in water resources. He has over 26 years of experience in the water industry spanning private consulting and the public sector. He is a Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and has served as an adjunct professor at Cal Poly Pomona providing instruction of courses in engineering management. In his current capacity at EMWD, Mouawad overseas several departments including Engineering, Field Engineering, Engineering Services, New Business, Planning, Water Supply Planning, Conservation, Environmental and Regulatory Compliance, Source Control, and Water Quality with 160 staff members and consultants. In his personal time, Joe enjoys traveling and hiking with his wife and three children.


Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD) was formed in 1950 to serve rural communities in western Riverside County.  Over the past seven decades, the communities that EMWD serves, extending over 550 square miles from Moreno Valley to Temecula, and from San Jacinto and Hemet to Mead Valley, have developed and transformed.   EMWD’s retail and wholesale services encompassing water, wastewater, and recycled water services have expanded and diversified in order to meet water supply challenges and regulatory requirements.  EMWD maintains a diverse water supply portfolio including imported water supply from Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, local water filtration plants, brackish groundwater desalination facilities, groundwater recharge and extraction facilities, and a nationally recognized recycled water program.   As western Riverside County continues to develop and its population increases, EMWD has developed a strategic plan to meet the long-term water supply challenges for our region including significant investments in local water resources.  This presentation will provide an overview of EMWD and a prospective of initiatives and programs that support water supply sustainability and resiliency.