California High Speed Rail

The California High Speed Rail Authority proposed the construction of a high-speed train system as a logical step in the development of California’s transportation infrastructure. The plan included a rail system connecting Northern and Southern California, beginning in Sacramento and ending in San Diego with stations along both inland and coastal corridors. The objective of […]

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  Planning Alternative Corridors for Transmission

California Energy Commission  The siting of transmission lines and energy production facilities in the state of California is a highly challenging and complex task, even as the need for such facilities continues to grow. The California Energy Commission determined it needed a new evaluation tool for transmission corridors that would bring together all of the […]

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  Pure Water San Diego
Indirect Potable Reuse Program

Previous attempts at introducing indirect potable reuse to San Diego proved unsuccessful, primarily because of public perception and competing water resource initiatives. To improve public understanding and build on the Water Purification Demonstration Project’s successful outreach program, a comprehensive education and outreach program was needed. A communication plan, developed and implemented by Katz & Associates […]

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  Recharge Fresno Water Infrastructure Improvement Program

Programmatic Communication, Rates Communication, Construction Relations The City of Fresno has developed a public understanding about the synergy between the elements of water management and proactively implementing a comprehensive water management plan. However, this approach was not started without substantial controversy and opposition. In 2014, an approved four-year rate increase was rescinded, and an in-process […]

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