Water specialist to talk at Surfrider meeting on Wednesday

Norman Allenby, an attorney, environmental advocate and the chairman of the Peninsula Planning Board, will speak Aug. 17 at the regular meeting of the San Diego Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation.

An expert in the ecological design and management of water, along with waste water and storm water runoff issues, Allenby is a pioneer in the development of solar aquatic systems utilizing the ecocycliet system, which filters waste water while retaining clean water components and nutrients in a manner similar to natural processes used by plants

Allenby’s presentation will focus on an upcoming tour of San Diego’s new wastewater demo facility, based upon a model in use in Orange County for several years. Open to the public for free, the hourlong tour will offer a chance for area residents to see the application of water science up close.

The meeting begins at t p.m. at Forum Hall at the UTC Mall, 4315 La Jolla Village Drive, above the Wells Fargo branch.