Principal Engineer, Trussell Technologies, Inc
Dr. Eileen Y. Idica is a Principal Engineer at Trussell Technologies with over 12 years of experience in environmental engineering. She has a B.S. from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Los Angeles. Eileen’s recent project experience includes the first two planned surface water augmentation projects in California, as well as several groundwater replenishment projects under the newer 2014 regulations. She has successfully pursued and assisted utilities pursue state and federal grant funding for projects related to reuse and drinking water, to further the state of the industry in providing optimal options for treatment technologies to meet specific regulatory drivers (e.g., California Toxics Rule) or utility needs (e.g., reduced brine discharge). Her doctoral graduate work focused on the coastal water quality of Southern California, particularly the dynamics and transport of potential contaminants using regional ocean modeling, effects of ocean outfalls, and runoff of nutrients from land-based sources.