About Rob
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Robert Katherman

Rob Katherman has served as an elected Director for the Water Replenishment District (WRD) and Chair of the Water Resources Committee for the past 11 years. The WRD is special water district established in 1959 which is responsible for managing the groundwater in South LA County which includes more than 400 square miles of Southern Los Angeles County. Groundwater in this District provides 40% of the potable water to a population of more than 4 million people.
More than a decade ago the WRD embarked on its quest for independence from using imported water from the Sacramento Delta and the Colorado River for replenishing our local aquifers by supporting efforts for water conservation, capturing more stormwater runoff and building canada generic water treatment facilities that purify reclaimed water for groundwater recharge.

Rob has more than 25 years of experience as owner of a small consulting company that specialized in project management and environmental planning. Worked for the City of Los Angeles, Airport, Planning and Engineering Departments.

Board of Directors for Region 8 of the Association of California Water Agencies - Elected to serve 2 terms.

Elected Trustee for the Palos Verdes Library District for 8 years and 4 years as a Planning Commissioner for City of Rancho Palos Verdes.

Lecturer, UCLA Extension, School of Business and California State College Long Beach, School of Engineering – Part time Instructor for Environmental analysis and land use development courses.

US Navy, Civil Engineer Corps, - Served for 6 years in the US Navy, Civil Engineer Corps as a Construction Project Management Director and as a Sea Bee Reserve Commander Long Beach Naval Base Battalion.

Married to Marilyn Greer- Katherman for 35 years. We have 3 daughters and 3 grandchildren – Aidan 10, Brayden 5 and Jhane 1. 

B.S. –    Civil Engineering, 1970
M.S. –    Environmental Engineering, 1976
M.P.A. -  Regional Planning, 1980

Los Angeles Harbor College Foundation Board of Directors
Board Member, Los Angeles Economic Development Corporation 
Member Heal the Bay and Sierra Club