Professional Affiliations

EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering believes very strongly that we must support worthy organizations.  To that end, we have become active members of many professional organizations that we believe work to make our industry and our profession better by providing standards of excellence and other standards that are useful in raising the level of service we can offer. Some of these organizations are listed below.  (This this list increases, we will update this page.)

  • Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure
    (ISI) A cutting-edge effort by Engineers and other professions to plan and design infrastructure (roads, public spaces, utilities, etc.) in a more environmentally sustaining manner.
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
    (ASCE) The leading body representing Civil Engineers with outreach for education and providing advice to state and federal agencies for decades.
  • American Public Works Association
    (APWA) For over 75 years the APWA has been the education and networking choice of public works professionals who seek professional excellence.
  • California Storm Water Quality Association
    (CASQA) A professional member association dedicated to the advancement of stormwater quality management through collaboration, education, implementation guidance, regulatory review, and scientific assessment.
  • Association of State Flood Plain Managers
    (ASFPM) An organization of professionals involved in floodplain management, flood hazard mitigation, National Flood Insurance Program, and flood preparedness, warning and recovery
  • San Diego Green Building Council
    A group dedicated to making buildings and communities sustainable so the health and vitality of all is achieved within a generation.
  • Building Industry Association
    of San Diego county (BIA) The leading organization for builders of any kind of project in San Diego County.  The BIA services as the voice of San Diego’s building industry on matters of public policy and is an active participant in most of the important issues facing the local development industry.
  • Housing & Building Association of Colorado Springs
    An organization of local professionals committed to bringing high-quality home building to Colorado Springs.

Earth Wind Water Completes Urban Infill Project

Even though we have completed almost 100 water quality projects in San Diego, it is still satisfying to reach approval on the design of another one.  Our most recent project, a 14 unit apartment "in-fill-project" located in eastern San Diego.  The project was designed...

ASFPM Issues Flooding Resilience Paper

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering frequently performs floodplain civil engineering work.  Our founder, Dan Biggs is a Certified Floodplain Manager (a national certification) so we closely follow changes to regulations and policies of urban flooding. Recently the...

26 Acre Truck Transport Facility

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has been selected to design the grading and improvements for a 26-acre trucking facility in Otay Mesa, CA.  The facility known as a Truck Transport Facility is used to transfer freight trailers from Mexican trucking companies to US...

New office in Colorado Springs

Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering (EWW)  announced the opening of an office in Colorado Springs today.  The office will be in a new office building north of the downtown area.  The plans are to offer a menu of services to support local civil engineers and architect...

Earth Wind Water Engineering Staff to Sit on Stormwater Task Force

In January 2018, the Building Industry Association of San Diego (BIA) requested that Dan S. Biggs (principal engineer at Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering) continue to serve on the Industry advisory task force for stormwater regulations.  The BIA is very active in...

City of San Diego Development Services Department Releases new Forms for Stormwater Infiltration

As a part of the recently released PDP SWQMP template, the City has issued new forms that must now be used in the evaluation of a site for infiltration.  These forms are in the "I Group" and deal with various evaluations of the site's infiltration...

City of San Diego Publishes New Template for PDP SWQMPs

Late in February 2018, the City of San Diego posted a new template which must be used when preparing Storm Water Quality Management Plans for Priority Developments in the City of San Diego.  The template contains much of the same information as before but...

Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

Rancho Bernardo, CA Earth Wind Water Civil Engineering has accepted an invitation to join the national effort by civil engineers to meet the challenges of designing more environmentally sustaining project.  The organization behind this effort is called the Institute...

New Project Engagement in Del Mar, CA

Rancho Bernardo, CA EARTH WIND WATER Civil Engineering is very pleased to have been chosen to work with well-known Architect Allan Teta and Landscape Architect Brian Grove on a complex project in Del Mar, CA.  The project is taking a "ranch style" home on a large lot...

San Diego County Gets Final Model BMP Design Manual

Rancho Bernardo, CA Ever since the Region 9 Water Bard passed the new Storm Water Rule of 2013, it has been a "wait and see" situation for many site design professionals.  With the release of the June 2015 "Final Draft" ... we now can see how all of the Cities in San...