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MATTHEW BUFFLEBEN, Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer - State Water Board

Dr. Buffleben (Buf LAY ben) was promoted to Supervising Water Resource Control Engineer in the State Water Boards Office of Enforcement in 2017. Dr. Buffleben oversees four units and four project specialists that investigate and assist in the prosecution violations of the water code and health and safety code. Prior to his promotion, he was a supervisor for the Special Investigations Unit within the Office of Enforcement for five years. This unit provides technical input for a large variety of the Water Boards enforcement cases, with a focus is on wastewater treatment and storm water discharges. Previously, Dr. Buffleben had over 12 years of experience working at the North Coast Regional Water Board in Santa Rosa, focusing on logging operations and its impacts to water quality. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from UC Santa Barbara, and a M.S. in Environmental Health Science from UCLA. He completed his Doctoral Degree in Environmental Science and Engineering at UCLA in 2009. He is also a California licensed Civil Engineer.


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