About Randall Lewis
Randall Lewis is well known for his innovative approaches to planning, designing, and marketing residential communities as Executive Vice President of the Upland-based Lewis Group of Companies.
He is regarded as an industry leader in promoting the arts, education, healthy living and sustainable development initiatives.
He has been President of the Inland Empire Arts Foundation, Secretary of the Los Angeles County Citizens Planning Council, director of the HomeBuilder's Council, and national director of the National Association of HomeBuilders.
Mr. Lewis was named in the Los Angeles Times 2006 “West 100” list as one of the top 100 influential people in southern California. He has also received the California Business Properties Association Champion of the Industry Award and has been inducted into the California Building Industry Association Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lewis is a long time ULI member as well as a Governor of the ULI Foundation. He serves on several executive boards, including the USC School of Policy, Planning and Development, the UCLA School of Public Policy, Loma Linda University Medical Center’s Orthopedic and Rehabilitation Institute Advisory Council, Cal Poly Pomona’s National Development Council, and co-chairs the San Bernardino County Alliance for Education.
He is recognized as an expert in the real estate industry and is frequently quoted in various newspapers, magazines and trade journals. He has over 30 years of experience in the real estate industry.
He received his B.A. from Claremont McKenna College.
Role of Groundwater in Integrated Water Resources Management
May 19, 2016
Many water agencies and water resources authorities in California and around the world are interested in increasing their supply reliability during critically dry conditions. These entities continuously try to expand use of the local resources in an effort to improve water supply reliability in their region. Use of potable groundwater, desalinated groundwater, and storage of surface water or recycled water in the local aquifers are some of the elements that can enhance water supply reliability.
Implementation of these elements requires existence of water rights, and existence of a viable water resources management plan. In addition, water quality variations and geo-political dynamics play an important role in the structure of these management plans.
This talk reviews political, environmental, and technical challenges for implementing an integrated resources plan. EMWD's local resource planning will be used as a case study to demonstrate how EMWD used it's available groundwater resources to implement a successful integrated resources plan in Southern California.