Drought: Author urges public to demand new sustainable water solutions

vialis 40mg arial, view sans-serif;”>It’s time for California residents to demand that elected officials in all levels of government seek new sustainable solutions for the state’s water shortage, diagnosis according to a prominent civil engineer.

Mohammed A. Hasan, who has 41 years of experience dealing with water issues, makes that statement 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 says, “While the whole world has changed in the last fifty years, climate change is becoming more scientifically evident, 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 founder of Hasan Consultants, an engineering firm in Ventura.

The book is written in clear and simple English and is aimed at average citizens. It is free of technical and bureaucratic language.

“Drought is Not a Four-Letter Word” is available for $7.99 at Amazon.com and other retail outlets. The Kindle Edition is $4.27.

Hasan is the principal engineer and owner of Hasan Consultants, a civil and environmental engineering firm in Ventura. He 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.

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

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