UCR Hosts Seminar to Spotlight Water-Management Techniques of the Future
RIVERSIDE, Calif. – Riverside County’s population may be on the upswing, but its water supply isn’t. As the Inland Empire continues to grow, devising creative solutions that address the disparity will become increasingly crucial — but how?
Enter the Eastern Municipal Water District (EMWD), an agency established in 1950 with the goal of managing the then-rural region’s water supply for long-term success. Over the past 60-plus years, the agency’s service area has expanded, with EMWD now responsible for supplying water to more than 550 square miles of Inland Empire terrain — including residential communities and commercial developments — between Moreno Valley and Temecula.
On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the School of Public Policy (SPP) and the Library at the University of California, Riverside will host a seminar with presenter Joe Mouawad, who since 2006 has served as EMWD’s assistant general manager of planning, engineering, and construction, overseeing 10 departments and 160 staff members and consultants working in areas as varied as supply planning and conservation.
The seminar, scheduled to take place from noon to 1 p.m. in Room 240 of the Orbach Science Library, is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are encouraged. Parking for the event is free in Lot 13, and permits can be obtained from on-site attendants.