Dudek appoints Carlsbad expert as environmental manager

The lead environmental planner for the Carlsbad desalination plant, Joe Monaco, is to manage the environmental division of California consulting firm Dudek, headquartered in Encinitas.

Monaco has more than 25 years’ experience providing environmental planning services to clients in the public and private sector. He joined Dudek in 1999 as a senior project manager and serves on the firm’s board of directors.

His expertise focuses on environmental impact analysis, current and advance planning, public environmental policy development, and hazardous materials investigation and cleanup. He is a leading expert on environmental permitting issues related to California seawater desalination facilities and a frequent speaker at desalination conferences.