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Mr. Richard W. Atwater

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Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • master's degree , urban and regional planning
    University of Southern California
  • bachelor's degree , geology and environmental science
    Stanford University
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By fast-tracking water recycling, ...
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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 hes 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.
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The governors 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.
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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. Why isnt everyone doing that?
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Rich Atwater, Executive Director, Southern California Water Committee
Atwater Appointed MWD ...
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Atwater Appointed MWD Representative
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Richard W. Atwater - President of the FMWD Board of Directors
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Richard W. Atwater - President of the FMWD Board of Directors
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Richard W. Atwater was appointed to serve as Foothill Municipal Water District's representative to the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California Board of Directors on March 31, 2014. He replaces James T. Edwards who served in that capacity for fifteen years (1999-2014) until his resignation. In that function, Mr. Atwater will vote on water issues that will impact residents of the District as well as the 19 million other Californians that live within the six-county Metropolitan service area.
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Mr. Atwater has a record of over 35 years of achievement in government and water resources management. He currently sits as Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee. Mr. Atwater was a past CEO/General Manager of the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. Some of his other past positions include: President of Bookman-Edmonston Engineering, Inc., General Manager of West Basin Municipal Water District, General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District, and Manager of the Water Resources Division at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is also a former board member of the Crescenta Valley Water District. Mr. Atwater and his family have lived in La Cañada Flintridge, CA since 1986.
Board Of Directors - Foothill Municipal Water District
www.fmwd.com, 15 Mar 2014 [cached]
Director Division 4: Richard W. Atwater - President (Beginning January 2011)
Mr. Atwater has a record of over 25 years of achievement in government and water resources management. He currently sits as Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee. Previously, Mr. Atwater was a past CEO/General Manager if the Inland Empire Utilities Agency. Some of his other past positions include: President of Bookman-Edmonston Engineering, Inc., General Manager of West Basin Municipal Water District, General Manager of Central Basin Municipal Water District, and Manager of the Water Resources Division at the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California. He is also a former board member of the Crescenta Valley Water District. Mr. Atwater and his family have lived in La C añada Flintridge, CA since 1986.
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Richard Atwater
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Richard Atwater Southern California Water Committee // Executive Director
Richard Atwater was recently appointed as the Executive Director of the Southern California Water Committee (August 2010). He previously was the CEO/GM of Inland Empire Utilities Agency (1999-2010), President of Bookman-Edmonston Engineering ( 1996-1999), GM of West Basin and Central Basin MWDs (1990-1996).
Mr. Atwater has over thirty-five years experience in water resources management and development in the western U.S. He has pioneered many award-winning water projects and implemented numerous innovative water resource management programs that meet today's high standards for quality, reliability and cost-effectiveness. Mr. Atwater has testified extensively before the U.S. Congress and the California Legislature on water policy issues. In 1994 Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt awarded Mr. Atwater the Conservation Service Award, the highest citizen award for resources management.
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Mr. Atwater was a member of the California Water Commission, the 2001 Drought Task Force, 2003 Water Recycling Task Force and the 2006 Desalination Task Force.
Mr. Atwater has participated in policy formulation workshops and expert panels for the National Academy of Sciences, Western Governors Association, Western Water States Council, and the National Water Research Institute. In addition, Mr. Atwater has served on the Board of Directors of the Association of California Water Agencies, Urban Water Institute, WateReuse Association (President 2007-2009), Southern California Alliance of Publically Owned Treatment Works (SCAP, President 2007-2010) and the Western Urban Water Coalition.
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