Dan Rodrigo is a senior vice president and technical specialist at CDM Smith who has been using innovative planning techniques to help clients make informed decisions about their futures for almost three decades. Dan specializes in integrated water resources planning and decision science, and has utilized specialized computer tools and management techniques to help garner stakeholder consensus and develop water plans with adaptive management strategies. "As water professionals, we have to help our clients plan for the future, but the only thing we know with certainty is that the future is uncertain," Dan says. "That's why we help our clients take advantage of innovative tools and techniques that account for the full range of uncertainties, leading to the development of effective long-term plans."
Why CDM Smith? I’m proud to be a part of CDM Smith because this company embodies employee dedication, outstanding client service, creativity and integrity.
What inspires you? My inspiration comes from working collaboratively with clients and public stakeholders to solve complex problems and build long-lasting advocacy for needed solutions.
What does “listen. think. deliver.” mean to you? It means taking the time to truly understand what the client needs without interjecting the consultant point of view. It then means thinking about all of the possible options and bringing creativity to the table. And finally, it means providing the best possible solution to the client that balances their needs, costs and innovation.
What are your 3 non-work passions? Sailing, scuba diving and traveling the world.
Integrity means doing the right thing despite the availability of an easier path.
Did you know?
The Los Angeles Department of Water & Power's Water Conservation Potential Study, for which Dan served as project manager, recently won the 2018 Superior Award in the AAEES E3S competition; the project was recognized for its innovative approach to supply innovation and creating resiliency.