CWH Board President to manage Watershed Management Project in California
CWH Board President, Michael Drennan to manage Watershed Management Projects in California
Los Angeles, CA—The Council for Watershed Health (CWH) Board President, 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 been with CWH since its beginning in1996 as a strong supporter in their efforts to advance the health and sustainability of the region’s watersheds, rivers, streams and habitat. He has over 30 years of experience helping communities meet their water resource, quality, and public infrastructure needs, while protecting and enhancing their natural ecosystems “Mr. Drennan's expertise on the regions' watersheds is unparalleled. His deep understanding of urban water challenges and solutions will help transform the communities we serve. His leadership will result in lasting social impact. CWH is proud but not surprised that he is leading this national initiative." Wendy Ramallo, CWH Executive Director said.
Prior to joining the WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff team, Mr. Drennan has helped influence California and national water policy, supporting the Southern California region revitalization efforts of its urban waters and environment to manage its water more sustainably. He is involved not only with CWH efforts, but is an active participant at the Coalition of Our Water Future, 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. Mr. Drennan also played a key role on the first technical advisory committee for the Water Augmentation Study – a research project initiated in 2000 led by CWH to explore the potential for increasing local water supplies and reducing urban runoff pollution by increasing local stormwater runoff.