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Joseph Reichenberger - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Joseph Reichenberger Joseph Reichenberger

Professor of Civil Engineering & Environmental Science | Loyola Marymount University


Seaver College of Science and Engineering



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Professor Reichenberger has over 50 years of professional engineering experience in public and private practice in water, wastewater and recycled water systems, water and wastewater treatment and treatment facility hydraulics. He is a registered professional engineer in CA, NV, AZ, NM, and HI. He is a Board Certified Environmental Engineer, a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, life member of the American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Federation Association and member of Tau Beta Pi and Chi Epsilon engineering honor societies. Professor Reichenberger teaches classes in water and wastewater treatment systems, water quality management, soil mechanics and the senior capstone design class.

Prior to joining the faculty at LMU, he served as vice president and regional manager for Parsons in Pasadena.

Mr. Reichenberger also served as a Director of the San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District and formerly was a Commissioner on the San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority -- an agency created by the State Legislature to implement cleanup of the Main San Gabriel Groundwater Basin.

He is the author or co-author of chapters in a number of Manuals of Practice including “Design of Municipal Wastewater Treatment Plants”, “Wet Weather Design and Operation in Water Resource Recovery Facilities”, “Using Reclaimed Water to Augment Potable Water Resources”, and “Capital Project Delivery”.

He is the co-author of his own book titled “Turning Sewage into Reusable Water – Written for the Layperson” Archway Publishing, Co-author: Madan Arora

Education (2)

University of Southern California : M.S., Civil Engineering 1967

Marquette University: B.C.E., Civil Engineering 1964

Areas of Expertise (7)

Engineering Water Quality Management Water and Wastewater Treatment Hydraulic Modelling of Water Systems Treatment Facility Hydraulics Water Quality Studies Water Reclamation Systems

Industry Expertise (3)

Civil Engineering Research Education/Learning

Affiliations (6)

  • San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
  • Water Environment Federation
  • American Waterworks Association
  • American Society of Civil Engineers
  • Association of Environmental Engineering and Science Professors
  • American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Media Appearances (1)

A Conversation With Joseph Reichenberger

The Magazine of Loyola Marymount University  online


Joseph Reichenberger, a professor of civil engineering in the Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering, specializes in water quality management and wastewater treatment system design. He has worked and consulted extensively on local water issues and policy. Prior to joining the LMU faculty, he served as vice president and regional manager for Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. in Pasadena.

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