GLENDALE — The public is invited on Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 7 pm to a free intriguing presentation on California Water Infrastructure by Maria Mehranian in English at the Glendale Central Library Auditorium.

In the face of aging water infrastructure and the on-going drought, the need to update to sustainable solutions has become paramount. In response, state agencies, regional water quality boards, and water agencies are embarking on various policies to secure reliable water, protect water quality, and increase conservation. In Los Angeles County, cities are forging new partnerships to collect and capture stormwater runoff. Many of these partnerships are a result of a stormwater permit, passed by the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board, to ensure the clean reuse of stormwater. Ms. Mehranian will detail her experience serving on the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board and working with municipalities throughout the region to create projects that respond to this changing policy landscape.

Maria Mehranian is the Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer for Cordoba Corporation, a Los Angeles based civil engineering and construction management firm specializing in water, energy, transportation, and education facility infrastructure. The firm is nationally known for its work on large-scale public work projects such as the California High Speed Rail program and the move of Space Shuttle Endeavour from LAX to the California Science Center. Her unique approach to building Cordoba into one of the top planning and engineering firms in the nation has been featured in case studies at the Harvard Business School and the Kellogg School of Business at Northwestern University. She is a current member of the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Board, and served as chair between 2012 and 2014, overseeing water quality standards in the Los Angeles region while working closely with municipalities to implement collaborative, regional, and practical solutions to local water quality issues.

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