Event: General Chapter Meeting – 3 June 2015


Agenda for our meeting:

  • Dodger Night: Friday, June 19th
    • Buy your tickets today!
  • Nominations for Upcoming Chapter Elections
    • President
    • Vice-President
    • Treasurer
    • Secretary
  • Open Chair Position
    • Events Coordinator
    • Fundraiser Chair
  • STEM Academy Career Fair Update
  • HackforLA and LAfuturethon June 6th and 7th
  • Tanzania Project Implementation: Travel Update
    • Travel team departing July 17th
    • Test run of water sampling kit on Santa Ana River Update
  • Guest Speaker: John Bednarski, PE, Section Manager, Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
    • The Bay Delta Conservation Program
      Tonight, John will be presenting on the Bay Delta Conservation Program, specifically on the proposed conveyance facilities that are part of the program. The current proposal includes three river intakes along the Sacramento River just south of Sacramento, with the capability to divert up to 9,000 cubic feet per second of water into a series of tunnels.  The tunnels, ranging in size from 28-feet to 40-feet in diameter will move the water by gravity approximately 35 miles south to the Clifton Court Forebay.  The heart of the conveyance system are the twin-bore 40-foot internal diameter main conveyance tunnels that will stretch about 30 miles.  At the tunnel terminus, two large pump stations will lift the water into Clifton Court Forebay, and from there, the water will travel to the existing export pumps located at the Jones and Banks pump stations.  The program is currently estimated to cost approximately $15 billion, with a planned on-line date of 2028.  The program is needed in order to ensure water supply reliability from the delta due to a number of evolving circumstances including declining fisheries, seismic vulnerability and climate change.
      John has been with the MWD for nearly 25, and has worked on a variety of projects in the Engineering Services Group during that time, including; the Oxidation Retrofit Program, Seawater Desalination Demonstration Project, the Inland Feeder Program and now the Bay Delta Conservation Program.  John has a bachelor’s degree from Claremont McKenna College and two masters degrees from USC.  John is a registered Civil Engineer in the State of California.


If this is your first meeting please read important information below about the meeting location:

  • Please sign in at the security desk located in the rotunda.
  • Parking is free (see parking instructions)
  • Refreshments will be served
  • If you have any questions about the meeting location please email

Parking Instructions
If Arriving before 7pm:
Enter the underground employee parking located at the rear of the building.  Tell the security guard at the entrance of the garage you are here for the EWB meeting.  Press buzzer at gate and tell them again you are here for the EWB meeting.,-118.235612,3a,75y,326.13h,88.77t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1stG_LSDTILhBTL14P4CUWuA!2e0?hl=en

If Arriving after 7pm.
Please use the after hours parking entrance located across from the front of the MWD building
Before driving down the ramp, use the security buzzer to the left of the top of the ramp and tell security you are here for the EWB meeting.,-118.237048,3a,75y,226.07h,84.21t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1s5_5wWBciwy0Y7oGRvAbbbQ!2e0?hl=en