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. . . to foster advancement in the Water Works Industry . . . 

The Association holds monthly luncheon meetings featuring knowledgeable speakers on topics important to the water industry, as well as annual social events including a golf tournament, barbeque and holiday dinner dance.

Membership in the Orange County Water Association provides opportunities to keep informed about issues affecting the water community, to meet and communicate with other water professionals, and to support programs which provide public education and technical training about water and water systems. Members pay a reduced fee for luncheons and special events throughout the year.

Upcoming events

    • 19 May 2021
    • 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online MICROSOFT TEAMS Webinar

    Regional Recycled Water
    Advanced Purification Center


    Hosted by OCWA.
    Sponsored by
    AES Water, Inc.

    Irvine Ranch Water District

    May 19, 2021 – 12:30 pm

    Presented by:

    John Bednarski

    Chief Engineer/Group Manager
    Engineering Services Group

    Metropolitan Water District
    of Southern California

    We’re Proud to Recognize
    Our Sponsors
    for the May 2021 Webinar:

    Click on the logos
    to learn more about our May Sponsors.

    In a year with few high points,
    OCWA created many in 2020
    with the introduction
    of our Luncheon Webinar Series.

    Join us, May 19, as we continue
    our quality programming in 2021
    with a look at
    Regional Recycled Water
    Advanced Purification Center.

    As always, our
    Online MICROSOFT TEAMS Webinar
    will be offered FREE
    to our Members. 

    Non-Members Still Pay
    Only $10.00

    About Our Presentation

    Join us, May 19, for a insightful look at “a new source of water for Southern California” -- MWD’s Regional Recycled Water Advanced Purification Center in Carson.

    The Carson facility is currently a demonstration facility, but MWD has plans for expanding it to its full capacity of 150 MGD.

    Make reservations now to attend. You’ll definitely learn a lot about this important program and how it impacts the Southern California water industry.

    OCWA Members with Reservations:  FREE

    Non-Members with Reservations:  $10.00

    The Meeting Link will be emailed
    when participants Register.

    Cancellations received AFTER Tuesday, May 18,
    CANNOT be refunded.

    About Our Speaker

    John Bednarski
    Chief Engineer/Group Manager,
    Engineering Services Group
    Metropolitan Water District
    of Southern California

    John Bednarski is the Chief Engineer and Group Manager of Engineering Services for the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is responsible for all of Metropolitan’s engineering activities, including management of the Capital Investment Plan; facility planning; construction management and inspection; project management; and infrastructure monitoring.

    Mr Bednarski joined Metropolitan as an associate engineer in 1991 after working at the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power for 10 years. His early work at Metropolitan focused on treatment plant expansions and the oxidation retrofit program. He later headed both the Program Management Unit and the Infrastructure Reliability Section within the Engineering Services Group. In the latter role, Bednarski was responsible for Metropolitan’s construction management efforts as well as infrastructure assessments, survey and mapping/GIS activities. He also oversaw the completion of the $1.1 billion Inland Feeder project. Most recently, he has led Metropolitan’s support for the conceptual design of the Delta Conveyance Project and managed the development of the Regional Recycled Water Program and the Advanced Water Purification Center demonstration plant.

    A registered civil engineer in California, Mr Bednarski earned his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Claremont McKenna College. He also holds a Master’s of Public Administration and a Master’s of Science degree in environmental engineering from the University of Southern California.

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