Author/Engineer to Speak on California’s Water Crisis and the Solutions at Three Area Meetings

health arial,sans-serif;”>California’s recurring drought problem can be solved permanently by new sustainable water solutions, according to a prominent civil engineer.

Mohammed A. Hasan

Mohammed A. Hasan

Mohamed A. Hasan, who has 41 years of experience dealing with water issues, explains what needs to be done to prevent water shortages due to drought in a new book, “Drought Is Not a Four-Letter Word.” The 52-page book describes the state’s water issues, the agencies that make water decisions – ranging from small special districts to the state and federal governments – and the need for an entirely different approach to the problem. Hasan will be the guest speaker at the Lions club on April 8th in Oxnard, Kiwanis Club on May 10th in Camarillo, and at the American Society of Civil Engineers on June 22nd in Santa Barbara. The luncheon events are open to the public.

Hasan says, “While the whole world has changed in the last fifty years, and while severe drought is taking hold of California in historical fashion, our water supply has not changed. Human life, in constant need of water, is being put at risk. Only by changing our thinking and our approaches to new technologies can we benefit the thirsty people of California”. He suggests, “Individual citizens do not have to feel powerless. They are asked to sacrifice so much, but once they understand and comprehend the needs, they also can participate in the solutions”.


Hasan has experience in both the public and private sectors. He was an engineer with the Ventura Regional Sanitation District, the utilities superintendent of the city of Oxnard and is the Principal Engineer and Owner of Hasan Consultants, in Ventura.

The book is written in clear and simple English and is prepared for average citizens. It is free of technical and bureaucratic language. It is available from

Hasan holds dual M.S. degrees from the University of Iowa. He’s a licensed professional engineer in California and a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers. He’s also a leadership fellow of the American Public Works Association and a distinguished life member of the American Water Works Association. Here are the details of the meetings:

  •         Lions Club-Residence Inn by Marriott, 2101 W. Vineyard Ave, Oxnard, April 8th, Friday, at noon, lunch cost $17, reservation Richard Maggio, 551-6967.
  •         Kiwanis Club-Round Table Pizza, 880 Arneill Rd. Camarillo, May 10th Tuesday, at noon, Lunch cost $7.99, reservation Ted Williams, 445-2906.
  •         American Society of Civil Engineers-Louise Lowry Davis rec center, 1232 De La Vina St. Santa Barbara, June 22nd, Wednesday, at noon, lunch cost $ 25, for reservation leave message, 639-0307.

Hasan is a co founder of the Ventura startup company PODenergy, Inc. and has helped develop theories for the reduction of carbon dioxide via ocean afforestation. Rotary International has honored him as a Paul Harris fellow. He lives in Ventura with his wife, JoAnn. They have two daughters.




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