Technical Exchange Networking Lunch meeting


April 20 - 01:00 am


September 28 - 01:00 am

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Past Events

On April 20, 2017, AAAEA-CA held a very successful technical exchange and networking lunch meeting at the Offices of the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation. Over 30 professional joined the meeting. The topic was “Industrial and Municipal Stormwater Compliance – from challenges to opportunities.” We had 3 great speakers representing our industry. Dr. Shahram Kharaghani, Watershed Program Manager for the City of Los Angeles, discussed the City’s stormwater compliance program including the Enhanced Watershed Management Plans that rely on capture, infiltration and reuse while providing multi-benefits. Mr. Paul Alva, Stormwater Program Manager with the County of Los Angeles, discussed the County collaboration with other cities on a watershed based stormwater management that provides water resiliency. Mr. David Renfrew, Director of Water Resources with Alta Environmental, discussed the challenges and opportunities for industrial and commercial facilities for stormwater compliance. It was clear that there is huge needs for the compliance with the stormwater program and additional funding, collaboration and innovation is needed. The audience had an engaging discussion with the speakers.


AAAEA-CA will have us mid year dinner meeting on May 12, 2017. We are honored that our guest speaker will be Jim Herberg, General Manager of Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD). OCSD, under the leadership of Mr. Herberg, is leading the way to more water reuse and innovative solution focused on resource recovery.

We are also excited that Mr. Phil Washington, CEO of the LA Metropolitan Transit Authority, has accepted our invitation to be our keynote speaker at our end of year Hala on November 2, 2017.

Semi-Annual Networking Dinner – Friday May 12th


Dear members, sponsors, and friends,
Please join for our Semi-Annual Networking Dinner where, again we will be offering scholarships to young high school and college students pursuing degrees in the fields of architecture, engineering, or IT! This means our students will have the opportunity to receive scholarships twice a year. We will be joined by Mr. Jim Herberg, P.E., BCEE, General Manager – Orange County Sanitation District, as our keynote speaker for the night. The program includes, Networking, DJ Danny, Entertainment, middle-eastern food & raffle. Don’t miss this event – tickets sell out fast!

We are also pleased to announce that Mrs. Hoda Hassan, PE, with the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works will be the recipient of the Professional Achievement and Community Service Award”… Please join us to congratulate her!



Mr. Jim Herberg is General Manager of the Orange County Sanitation District. Prior to becoming General Manager, he was Director of Engineering responsible for the District’s biosolids program, environmental compliance, and source control permitting in addition to managing the planning, design, and construction of the District’s $2.6 billion capital improvement program.
He is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California and is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master’s degree in Civil Engineering from Long Beach State. Jim has been with the Orange County Sanitation District since 1995.

Level of Sponsorship:


•Introduce Keynote Speaker
•Ten Complimentary tickets with your company’s Logo at a reserved table Full page ad in the Program
•Logo on stage


•Five Complimentary tickets
•Full page ad in the Program


•Four Complimentary tickets
•1/2 page ad in the Program


•Two complimentary tickets
•1/4 page ad in the Program

Tickets: $75. For reservations, please reply to this e-mail. All reservations must be completed and paid by no later than May 5th, 2017.
Make checks payable to: AAAEA-CA

To all students,
We’re excited to announce that scholarship will be awarded to qualified students who are in the fields of Engineering, Architect, and IT. Please download the application, follow the directions and submit no later than April 30, 2017. Good Luck:)