Agency: 
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Client: 
San Diego County Water Authority
Project: 
San Diego County Water Authority Emergency and Carryover Storage Project | California, U.S.

Louis Berger was a consultant on the San Diego County Water Authority Emergency and Carryover Storage Project, which won the 2017 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement (OCEA) Award. The project was recognized for its innovative approach to sustainable engineering and water resiliency.

Prolonged drought or earthquake damage pose significant risks to the San Diego region’s water supply, the majority of which travels hundreds of miles from Northern California and the Colorado River. The Emergency and Carryover Storage Project is a system of reservoirs that would make water available to the region in the event of a water delivery interruption. Louis Berger provided construction services support and acted as owner’s agent on this project.

The OCEA Award is ASCE’s most prestigious project award, recognizing projects that best illustrate superior civil engineering skills and represent a significant contribution to society and civil engineering progress. Louis Berger also was an OCEA nominee for One World Trade Center in New York City. In 2016, Louis Berger and its long-span bridge division — then Ammann & Whitney — won the OCEA for innovative design contributions on the Dragon Bridge in Da Nang, Vietnam.