The firm of Brezack and Associates Planning was founded in 2010. The company's president, James Brezack, has spent the past 30 years of his professional career providing consulting services in water resource planning throughout California and the Western United States.
The focus of the firm is to support local governments and private developments with a variety of planning and engineering services related to the implementation of water resource projects. The philosophy of the firm is derived from a close appreciation of the responsibilities of project proponents to their service area and constituents in providing the most cost effective, technically accurate, and creative solutions that meet objectives in an environmentally sustainable manner.
The firm brings together the unique talents of Mr. Brezack and his associates. From our breadth of professional relationships, we are able to call upon a variety of trusted associates to assist in the on time, and at budget delivery of project milestones. This on-call pool of experts ranges from engineers to environmental documentation experts, and from land use planners to field biologists.
Founder and President
Mr. Brezack has more than 30 years of experience in water resources and wastewater planning, including the master planning and design of water, sewer, water supply, and recycled water facilities. He is experienced in all phases of CEQA compliance requirements and in the interpretation of state and federal environmental policies.
Through his project experience, he has developed expertise in environmental planning and regulatory compliance for projects involving California utilities. He also has established relationships with state and federal funding agencies.
Additionally, Mr. Brezack has played a key role as a grant writer and principal investigator for assisting public agencies in securing additional project funds through the grant process. His grant-writing experience includes work on several recycled water projects.
Ms. Robinson has more than 20 years of experience in water resource planning. Her experience includes environmental permitting, NEPA/CEQA documentation, and compliance primarily for large water infrastructure projects including pipeline segment replacements and new pipelines, dam seismic retrofits and removal, and federal flood control projects.
Some of these projects were publicly controversial, and required her to work closely with project engineers to be sure the documentation was thorough and could be well understood by the public.
She has managed the construction compliance to CEQA/NEPA mitigation and environmental permit conditions including required agency reporting and worked with agency personal to fast track environmental permitting for projects to avoid fines due to existing non-compliance.
During his 40 years of professional experience, Dr. Kasper has provided technical advice and supervised the planning and implementation of major national and international civil engineering projects.
These projects have been primarily municipal and industrial water supply, wastewater treatment and recycling, and hazardous wastes disposal. He has extensive experience with planning and designing wastewater treatment and reclamation systems to produce Title 22 and higher quality waters.
He has evaluated water quality changes and water impacts in a variety of recycled water applications.
Dennis Kasper, PhD, PE
Dr. Rosenblum has been an industrial water and energy efficiency consultant for 21 years. John has been involved in many industrial water efficiency projects that have reduced process wastewater volumes and loads by 30-90%, with operational savings that pay for the capital investment in 0.5-2.0 years.
He has helped develop innovative incentive programs for industrial/commercial water efficiency and wastewater reduction for several San Francisco Bay Area cities. John has a B.Sc. in Civil Engineering and a M.Sc. in Environmental Engineering where the focus of his education was design and operation of wastewater treatment systems.
His Ph.D. is from Stanford University’s department of Civil Engineering, where his research focused on the thermodynamics of energy production and utilization, solar cogeneration, energy efficiency, and waste minimization in the food-processing industry.
Miss Hanlon handles the graphics. From New Zealand, Amy has recently graduated with a Bachelor of Design with Honors, and a Major in Visual Communication Design. Her specialities at B&AP lie with graphic design, utilizing software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Acrobat Pro and Microsoft Office.
Her design and graphic abilities are highlighted throughout company reports, proposals, presentations, and the website. Miss Hanlon also supports the team through office and project administration.