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Richard W. Atwater

Executive Director


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12711 Ventura Blvd. Suite 280

Studio City, California,91604

United States

Company Description

Established in 1984, the Southern California Water Committee is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, public education partnership dedicated to informing Southern Californians about our water needs and our state's water resources. Spanning Los Angeles, Orange, San Diego, ...more

Background Information

Employment History

Chief Executive Officer and General Manager

Inland Empire Utilities Agency



Water Resources Consultant

NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

General Manager

West Basin

General Manager of West Basin Municipal Water District, General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District and Manager of the Water Resources Division

Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

Assistant To the Commissioner

Bureau of Reclamation


Municipal Water District of Orange County

Board Member


Board Member

National Water Research Institute

Board Member

Southern California Salinity Coalition

Board Member


Board Member

Mono Lake Committee

Board Member

National Research Council



Board Member

National Academy of Sciences

Member of Committee


Member of Committee

On-Site Reuse of Graywater

Member of Committee

Western Urban Water Coalition

Board Member

Association of California Water Agencies

Board Member

Urban Water Institute Inc

Board Member

Foothill MWD

Board Member

Coachella Valley Water District

Board Member


bachelor's degree

geology and environmental science

Stanford University

master's degree

urban and regional planning

University of Southern California

Web References(180 Total References)

Governor, Legislature ante up $1 billion to fight California drought | San Gabriel Valley Civic Alliance

www.sgvcivicalliance.org [cached]

"By fast-tracking water recycling, conservation measures, storm-water capture, all those things will help fight the drought in our area, but they will take time," said Rich Atwater, executive director of the Southern California Water Committee and a board member with the Foothill Municipal Water District in the east San Fernando Valley.
Atwater said he's working with institutions in Southern California to use some of this bond money to recycle sewage water and use it for landscape irrigation, saving billions of gallons of potable water. For example, the committee is paired with the Claremont Colleges to develop recycled water for athletic fields and campus landscaping. While general manager of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency, he helped Kaiser Permanente develop recycled water for its cooling towers and landscaping at its hospital in Ontario, he said. "The governor's announcement is a big deal. A billion dollars is a lot of money. It is a way of stimulating the public and institutions," Atwater said, adding he wished Caltrans would plant more drought-tolerant plants and use less water. While many have done so, more need to jump on that bandwagon, Atwater said. "We have contractors who can do a makeover of your front lawn and it is all paid by a Metropolitan Water District rebate," Atwater said.

Southern California Salinity Coalition

www.socalsalinity.org [cached]

Jeff Mosher of SCSC and Rich Atwater of the Southern California Water Committee served as moderators of the workshop break-out sessions.
Richard Atwater, Southern California Water Committee

December 2013 - ASCE OC - American Society of Civil Engineers - Orange County Branch

www.asceoc.org [cached]

This was an eventful meeting with the 2013-2014 ASCE OC Branch Board Members being installed; scholarships announced; and a keynote presentation by Richard Atwater, Executive Director, Southern Calfornia Water Committee.
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Planning for Drought: New Ideas About an Old Problem | The American Institute for Progressive Democracy

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I shared the dais with Richard Atwater (Southern California Water Committee), Richard Boon (Orange County Stormwater Program), Ken Manning (San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority), and Megan Brousseau (Inland Empire Waterkeepers), and together we discussed such compelling initiatives as the San Gabriel Basin's program to clean up toxic plumes compromising local groundwater, Orange County's innovative stormwater recapturing and recycling processes, and the grassroots push to restore access to the Santa Ana River so that all citizens may revel in its clean rush.

SCWC | Latest News | Water Blog: Overcoming California's Weak Spot: the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta

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By Rich Atwater, Executive Director, Southern California Water Committee

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