About

We at Brezack & Associates believe that we can work with you to create the best solution for your project. Our specialties lie with water resources and CEQA documentation.

 

We are a consulting planning firm based in the San Francisco Bay Area of Northern California, with partners located throughout the State. Our team have a combined total of over 100 years of service experience, bringing you the expertise you require to tackle your toughest problems.

 

We help both public agencies and private companies gain insightful and effective planning assistance solving a wide range of Project Development problems, including:

 

  • PROCURING Design-Build entities for the design and construction of your project

  • PROVIDING a broad planning toolkit to solve your water utility issues

  • OBTAINING you regulatory agency approvals from state and federal permits to cooperation from local stakeholders

  • INTEGRATING true appreciation of the environmental and regulatory consequences into your design development, saving you cost and time

  • FINDING the water for your Project in a cost-effective, sustainable and appropriate manner that results in project approval

  • BASELINING your water use to define feasible conservation programs that lower your costs and improve bottom-line performance

 

From project development through permit compliance in the field, we are your trusted associates, dedicated to helping you achieve project completion.

James Brezack
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.

Christie Robinson
Senior Planner

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. 

Dennis Kasper, PhD, PE
Technical Director

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.

 
 
 
John Rosenblum
environmental engineer

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.

 
 
Amy Hanlon
Graphic Designer & production specialist

Miss Hanlon is the in-house graphic designer. From New Zealand, Amy 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, in order to create impactful collateral.

 

Miss Hanlon’s mission lies with creating visual material that helps the user to connect with the material. She believes that the journey of reaching a solution is just as important as the solution itself, making sure each piece of collateral is crafted to its highest quality.

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Walnut Creek, CA  94598

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