Halla Razak

Director of Public Utilities, City of San Diego

Halla Razak

Director of Public Utilities, City of San Diego

Biography

Halla Razak is the Director of the Public Utilities Department for the City of San Diego and is responsible for both the daily operation of the City’s Water, Wastewater and regional wastewater sub-system as well as planning to ensure the future reliability of these services. These City systems provide water, recycled water and wastewater services to over 1.3 million customers. The regional wastewater system has sufficient capacity to accommodate a regional population in excess of 2.5 million. The Wastewater System covers approximately 450 square miles with a population of over 2.2 million.

Under her leadership the Public Utilities Department is currently developing a unique water reuse program that will help increase water supply reliability for the future of San Diego while also ensuring environmental protection for our ocean environment.

Prior to rejoining the City of San Diego, Razak worked for eight years as the Colorado River Program Director for the San Diego County Water Authority and 18 years prior to that as Chief Deputy Director for the City of San Diego’s Engineering and Capital Projects Department.

Razak holds a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from the University of Dayton and a Masters degree in engineering from San Diego State University.

She is an active member of several Water and Wastewater professional associations. Razak resides in San Diego with her husband Nagy and children Lara and Rami.

Session:

Day 2: Tuesday 25th April 2017

10:45 – 12:15 – Working Group Un-invented technologies