USC ASCE Newsletter for September 14, 2014

Hi ,

Thank you to everyone who came out to our first general meeting!  If you couldn't attend, don't worry!  Our newsletter includes information about future general meetings, speaker series events, and various design team meetings.

Membership Forms are available here!  Dues are $30.  You can submit the membership dues to our mailbox in KAP 213, to one of our officers, or at an upcoming meeting.

We will also have our first speaker meeting this Wednesday, September 17th. Civil Engineering Associates from the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) will discuss water recycling efforts in Los Angeles. Food and beverages will be provided at 5 PM in the KAP Lounge and the presentation will begin at 5:30 PM in KAP 209.

We have lots of events coming up, and design teams are just getting started! To help everyone keep track of all of our opportunities we've created a set of USC ASCE calendars that you can subscribe to, check them out!


Kenya Collins & Jason Loui
Co-Membership Chairs,


LADWP Presents: Reducing Our Reliance on Imported Water

Date: Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Time: 5:00 PM Food & Beverages / 5:30 PM Presentation Start Time
Location: KAP Lounge / KAP 209

Over the last century, LADWP has built and maintained a water system that transports, treats, and delivers hundreds of millions of gallons of water to the City of Los Angeles (City) every day. Much of the water we serve is imported from the Eastern Sierra Nevada Mountains, Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta, and the Colorado River. These supplies, which come from hundreds of miles away, supplement our local water supplies but are increasingly limited by legal and environmental challenges.

To reduce our reliance on imported supplies, LADWP is pursuing investments in water conservation, recycled water, stormwater capture, and groundwater remediation.  The City is planning Los Angeles’ water future in order to increase reliability. By increasing our local water supplies, we can reduce our dependence on imported water.   This presentation will focus on the City’s Recycled Water Program.

Recycled water is wastewater from homes and businesses that has been highly treated and is approved for irrigation at golf courses, cemeteries, freeway medians, and for street sweeping, industrial cooling, and dust control. Future investment in recycled water will allow LADWP to expand the purple pipe network, increase the number of recycled water users in the City, and ultimately, increase the local potable water supply through the use of highly purified recycled water to replenish groundwater supplies.


Concrete Canoe General/Aesthetics Meeting

Date: Friday, Sept. 19
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: KAP Lobby

Meet us in the KAP lobby again!  We will discuss more about what we need to do for PSWC and will start brainstorming themes, so bring your ideas! After, we're going to head down to do some work in the basement, so wear covered shoes and clothes you don't mind getting a little dirty.

Please fill out this whenisgood by Tuesday, September 16th and comment which design teams you are interested in. 

If you missed last week's meeting, don't sweat!  New members are always welcome!


Steel Bridge Info Sessions

1)  Date: Monday, Sept. 15
     Time: 5:30 PM

2)  Date: Friday, Sept. 19
     Time: 12:30 PM

Location: KAP Lobby

The Steel Bridge team is offering two info sessions this week (both in KAP). These brief meeting will inform students of how they can get involved with Steel Bridge this school year.


Environmental Team Info Session

Date: Monday, Sept. 15
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: KAP Lobby

Join the environmental team for a brief meeting in KAP to learn about their plans for PSWC 2015.


Additional Opportunities

Look forward to learning about the professional opportunities available to USC ASCE members this school year.

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