Mohammed A. Hasan, a longtime business and environmental leader in Ventura County has been re-elected to United Water Conservation District board.
The District boundary encompasses Lake Piru to Ventura harbor along the Santa Clara River valley, and the Oxnard coastal plain. The cities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, Oxnard and Port Hueneme and the eastern part of the city of Ventura are part of the district. This public agency was formed 75 years ago, currently offices in North Oxnard. The district diverts surface water from the Santa Clara River, manages and serves groundwater to farmers and cities. More information is available at unitedwater.org.
Hasan has a long history of being involved in the community. Since 1974, he has been serving in various nonprofit organizations in the county. He is a tireless volunteer/leader in the community in the areas of environment, health, art and youth. Hasan is the founder and instructor of free community classes in Longevity, conversational Spanish, and financial independence. He currently serves as the vice president on the board of El Concilio FS, which serves the underserved community of farm workers and those in need of assistance for immigration and citizenship services. All the local newspapers have published an article or two about his passion for contribution to the community.
Hasan is the owner of a civil and environmental firm in Ventura. He was an engineer with the Ventura Regional Sanitation District, and the utilities superintendent of the City of Oxnard. He earned advanced degrees from the University of Iowa. He is fellow two national professional societies, and the Rotary International. Hasan taught water resource science classes at the Ventura and Santa Barbara community colleges. He wrote a book on solving drought problems in California. The simple book can serve as a primer for citizens wanting to get involved in water.
Hasan is a co-founder of OceanForesters. This Ventura start-up helps economically challenged coastal communities build and manage their own flexible floating fishing reefs. The complete ecosystem on the reefs restores ocean bounty and biodiversity. Hasan also served as the chief engineer and general manager of the bio-energy startup company, PODenergy. Here he helped develop theories for the reduction of global carbon dioxide via ocean afforestation.
Hasan is a 48-year resident of Ventura; married and has two adult daughters.