Ken Susilo is a Senior Principal Water Resources Engineer based in California with more than 25 years of experience focused on integrated urban stormwater management.
A Professional Civil Engineer and a Diplomate, Water Resources Engineer, Ken specializes in the development, including alternative delivery, of multi-benefit, environmentally-enhancing solutions to stormwater management and water conservation by applying leading-edge technologies to enhance the natural and built environment. He has also been a Certified Professional in Stormwater Quality and Envision Sustainability Professional. Ken has served on the Water Environment Federation Stormwater Steering Committee, co-chairing the subcommittee for Technical Excellence, and on ASCE Report Card subcommittees for local counties and the State of California.
Ken's expertise includes program management, implementation strategies, public-private partnerships, alternative project delivery, alternative compliance approaches, asset management, and triple bottom line (environmental, social equity, and economic) sustainability. A major part of his work involves finding stormwater solutions for NPDES Phase I and Phase II permittees (Clean Water Act) and local water agencies. Some of his public sector clients have included: City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, County of San Diego, County of Orange, and City of San Diego.
His projects have been recognized by American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Water Environment Federation (WEF), California Stormwater Quality Association (CASQA), American Public Works Association (APWA), League of California Cities, and California Water Environment Association (CWEA). ASCE recognized him as the Outstanding Civil Engineer (Private Practice) in the State of California in both 2006 and 2019.
Ken has served as a testifying Expert Witness in cases involving storm water, hydrology, flooding, sediment fate and transport, and water quality. He also managed the assessment of climate changes and sea level rise on infrastructure and developed adaptation strategies for a coastal California city.