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Michael R. Markus

General Manager, Orange County Water District


Mike Markus is the general manager of the Orange County Water District. With more than 37 years of experience, Mike is well known for his expertise in large project implementation and water resource management.

During his 27-year career at the District, Mike was responsible for managing the implementation of the $480 million Groundwater Replenishment System program. This project is the largest planned indirect potable reuse project in the world and has won many awards including the 2008 Stockholm Industry Water Award, 2009 ASCE Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, 2014 U.S. Water Prize and 2014 Lee Kuan Yew Prize.