Mark Hanna, Ph.D., P.E., LEED AP, a senior water resources engineer and an Associate for Geosyntec Consultants based in California, is among an invited group of panelists who will discuss water supply challenges facing communities across the United States and Australia.
The upcoming panel will be one of several at a one-day symposium, "The Coming Water Crisis: Solutions and Strategies," sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Dr. Hanna's panel, addressing "Stormwater Capture for Water Supply by 2050," convenes at 2:30 p.m. January 13 at UCLA's Covel Commons — Sunset Village, 330 De Neve Drive. Advance registration is required.
The symposium — part of Australia's 11th Annual G'Day USA program — will bring together experts from both nations to challenge existing thinking on shared water issues, explore cost-effective ways to reduce growing demand, better manage existing supplies, and implement new technologies that save time and money.
Dr. Hanna's panel will address water supply aspects of stormwater capture and will be moderated by Mark Gold, associate director of the UCLA Institute of the Environment and Sustainability. Other confirmed panelists include Tony Wong, CEO of the Australian Cooperative Research Centre for Water Sensitive Cities; Alf Brandt, legislative director for California State Assemblyman Anthony Rendon; and David Nahai with the national law firm of Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith, LLC.
At Geosyntec, Dr. Hanna's practice focuses on integrated water resources, hydrology and hydraulics, and groundwater and surface water management. His most recent experience includes the development of projects and master plans prioritizing water supply, water quality, and flood risk management.