David Garcia is the Director of Water Operations for Eastern Municipal Water District and manages the operation of the potable and recycled water systems. David has over 25 years’ experience in the water industry and 15 years serving as a manager for large municipal water utilities. Prior to EMWD, David managed the Water Operations Division for Riverside Public Utilities. David also managed water quality and regulatory compliance for Orange County Water District and the Walnut Valley Water District. David has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Environmental Sciences with an emphasis in Natural Science from the University of California, Riverside, and a Master of Science Degree in Environmental Studies with an emphasis in Environmental Policy and Planning from California State University, Fullerton. He is also certified as a Grade 5 Treatment and Distribution Operator by the California State Water Resources Control Board.
The Evaluation Panel members have been carefully chosen for their knowledge and experience. Each member scores and comments on the submissions assigned to them. Each valid submission will receive five sets of reviews that have been statistically normalized. Informed by the resulting ranking of submissions with consideration to diversity of solutions, up to five Finalists will be named.