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Michael Drennan to Manage Watershed Management Projects in California

Matt Ball on July 15, 2016 - in People, Water

LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Michael Drennan has been named a vice president in the Los Angeles office of WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, a global engineering and professional services organization.

In his new position as a technical director for watershed management, Mr. Drennan will lead the firm’s national initiative on the future of urban water. He will support clients in developing integrated watershed management approaches, particularly in urban areas of California.

Mr. Drennan has over 30 years of experience helping communities meet their water resource, water quality, and public infrastructure needs, while protecting and enhancing their natural ecosystems. Prior to joining WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, he held senior management positions with major water consulting organizations, helping the Southern California region revitalize its urban rivers and environment, and manage its water more sustainably.

Mr. Drennan has helped to influence California and national water policy and legislation and is an active participant on a number of boards and committees, including the Council for Watershed Health, a nonprofit corporation, and the Coalition for Our Water Future, a nonprofit founded to support development of dedicated local water funding mechanisms in Los Angeles. He is the past co-chair of the American Society of Civil Engineers’ Los Angeles Regional Watershed Infrastructure Funding work group and past member of the City of Los Angeles River Revitalization Plan peer review committee.

“We are committed to supporting public agencies achieve their visions for redesigning their urban environments where water, transportation and urban planning solutions are integrated. With the addition of Michael Drennan, we are well positioned to contribute to the ongoing renaissance of Los Angeles and support our urban infrastructure clients in Southern California and around the nation,” said Steven Paquette, director of the firm’s national water business.

A licensed professional engineer in California, Mr. Drennan received an M.S. in civil engineering from the University of California at Berkley and a B.S in civil engineering from the University of California at Davis.

WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff provides full-service water, transportation and urban redesign consulting services in California for clients such as the City of Los Angeles, County of Los Angeles, Los Angeles Metro, San Diego Association of Governments San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, East Valley Water District, Coachella Valley Water District and the City of Sacramento.

About WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff, one of the world’s leading engineering and professional services consulting firms, provides services designed to transform the built environment and restore the natural one. The firm’s expertise ranges from environmental remediation and urban planning, to engineering iconic buildings and designing sustainable transport networks, to developing the energy sources of the future and enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. Approximately 34,000 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals, as well as various environmental experts, work for this dynamic organization in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.

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