2021 Copyright ASCE Hawaii Section


Program: Update on the City's Storm Water Utility

Speaker:  Roger Babcock Jr, PhD, P.E. - Director and Chief Engineer of DFM
      Roger joined the City as a member of the Blangiardi cabinet on January 1, 2021. He was a professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Hawaii at Manoa from 1995 through 2020 where he taught and researched on water/wastewater/stormwater. He obtained his PhD from UCLA in 1991 and worked as a consultant and postdoc in California prior to coming to Hawaii. Roger was President of ASCE Hawaii Section in 2010-11, President of HWEA in 2018-19, and is current Chair of HCES. He joined the City to try something different.

SPEAKER: Dawn Szewczyk, P.E. - Deputy Director of DFM
Dawn joined the City as Deputy on May 1, 2021. Born and raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii, Dawn is a Punahou graduate, has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University and is a registered professional engineer in the State of Hawaii. Dawn worked in the private sector from 1998 to 2010, then went on to work with the US DoD (USN & USAF) from 2010-2021, most recently serving as a Deputy Public Works Officer for NAVFAC Public Works Department, Singapore. Dawn served as ASCE Hawaii Section President from 2011-12, Chair of HCES from 2013-14 and briefly as ASCE Region 8 Governor before departing for Singapore. After nearly 6.5 years in Singapore, Dawn returned home to work with Dr. Babcock toward making Honolulu a better place to live and work. 

SPEAKER: Randall Wakumoto, P.E. - Chief of DFM’s Stormwater Quality Division
Randall is the Program Administrator for the City and County of Honolulu’s Storm Water Quality Division within its Department of Facility Maintenance. He has 25 years of engineering work experience with the City and County of Honolulu and has a Bachelor of Science’s degree in Civil Engineering from Santa Clara University. He also possesses a professional engineer’s license in the State of Hawaii. His responsibilities involve administering the City’s storm water management program which includes coordinating with the various City departments to ensure compliance under the Federal Clean Water Act requirements. He oversees a group of engineers, planners, environmental technicians and community relations specialists that perform various types of inspections, enforcement, water quality sampling and monitoring, public education, outreach and training. In addition, the division is involved in managing and implementing a number of Capital Improvement Program (CIP) projects focused on improving water quality to help retain, capture, treat and mitigate the discharge of pollutants from entering the City’s storm drains, streams and nearshore waters.  


Thursday August 12, 2021


5:30PM  to 6:30pm


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​We hope you’re staying safe during these different and trying times.  Please know that the health and safety of our members is our top priority.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, future ASCE Hawaii in-person events, including our section dinner meetings, are temporarily on hold.  We will keep you informed via e-blasts, our facebook page, and/or notices posted on our website at ascehawaii.org.  Please stay safe, care for each other, especially our kupuna, and continue to be vigilant about best health practices.


ASCE has launched a COVID-19 resources page with online tools and tips in one convenient place. The page includes links to free programs, training, and resources, the results of COVID-19 industry impact surveys, and relevant online discussions with fellow members. The page also offers several ways to work more effectively while at home and activities to take advantage of in the down time you may have – even fun things to do with the keiki! And don’t forget that all members have 10 free PDHs! Now may be a good time to catch up on some of those technical on-demand webinars.


Aloha Members,