25th Annual Water Symposium
Earth Systems is attending and exhibiting at the 25th Annual Water Symposium on April 20th. This event is hosted by the Association of Water Agencies (AWA) of Ventura. The professionals at this symposium represent the surrounding local communities and businesses. Most importantly, this event is a forum to advocate for local policies pushing for clean and safe water, as well as ensure a healthy sustainable environment in Ventura County.
“Water is a nonpartisan issue,” states Patrick V. Boales, President and Senior Engineering Geologist at Earth Systems. “It is our nation’s most important natural resource. Our investment in water infrastructure is critical. And, this is a chance for us to come together to support policies that advance clean, safe, and affordable water. In fact, the recent WRDA is a good start nationally. However, this symposium focuses on bringing us together on water issues at a local and regional level.”
Water Resources Development Act (WRDA)
The 2016 Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), or the renamed Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation (WIIN), is a step toward a national investment in our water infrastructure. The WRDA authorizes U.S. Army Corps of Engineers projects at U.S. harbors, locks, dams, and reservoirs. It ensures the Corps can maintain the nation’s water infrastructure, continue to provide flood protection, and work on environmental restoration projects.
Association of Water Agencies (AWA)
The stated mission of the Association of Water Agencies is “To develop and encourage cooperation among entities for the development, protection, conservation and improvement of the total water resources for Ventura County.” The AWA was formed in 1976 to provide a forum for the exchange of information on local and regional water issues. It is comprised of various water related entities such as agriculture, municipalities, water districts, industrial water users, etc.
Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF)
Especially relevent, one of the featured water projects in Ventura County is the Advanced Water Purification Facility (AWPF) in Oxnard, CA. Earth Systems provided consultation, as well as all the testing and special inspection during the construction of the facility.