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Adel H. Hagekhalil


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Adel H. Hagekhalil
Assistant Director
Bureau of Sanitation
City of Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Adel Hagekhalil is a registered civil engineer with the State of California and a national Board Certified Environmental Engineer. Mr. Hagekhalil has a BS and MS in Civil Engineering. He has participated in many leadership development programs including the Water and Wastewater Development Program at the University of North Carolina.

He is currently the Assistant Director of the City of Los Angeles’ Bureau of Sanitation where he is responsible for the Bureau’s wastewater collection system management, storm water and watershed protection program, water quality and Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) compliance, and facilities and advance planning.

Under his direction, the City has prepared an award winning Water Integrated Resources Plan (IRP) for the year 2020 which relies on public input and participation and integrates water supply, water reuse, water conservation and stormwater management with wastewater facilities planning through a regional watershed approach. Mr. Hagekhalil has managed the collection system spill control program and led the implementation of the collection system planning efforts leading to over 80 percent reduction in sewer spills. He has an extensive experience in infrastructure assessment, planning, modeling, upgrading, and funding. Most recently, he led the collaborative development of the “Core Attributes of Effectively Managed Wastewater Collection Systems,” a new document that promotes good engineering practices essential to managing and operating separate sanitary collection systems.

Mr. Hagekhalil has published numerous technical papers and participated in various technical conferences and committees. He is currently a Board member with the National Association of Clean Water Agencies, a member of the American Academy of Environmental Engineers, a member of the American Pubic Works Association and a member of Water Environment Federation. Mr. Hagekhalil has received both his PE and BCEE certification.

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