Jason Dadakis, P.G., C.HG
Executive Director of Water Quality & Technical Resources
Jason Dadakis currently serves as the Executive Director of Water Quality & Technical Resources for the Orange County Water District. He is responsible for managing scientific investigations, monitoring, permitting, regulatory compliance, and applied research supporting the District’s groundwater recharge activities, water quality programs, and water recycling projects, including the Groundwater Replenishment System.
Jason has more than 15 years of environmental and water resource management experience. In his 10+ years at the District, he has also worked as a Hydrogeologist, Senior Hydrogeologist, and Director of Health & Regulatory Affairs. His responsibilities have included groundwater modeling, tracer studies, water quality assessments, regulatory compliance reporting, and the development of permit amendments for new and expanded recycled water production and recharge facilities.
Jason earned a Bachelor’s degree in Earth Sciences from Dartmouth College and a Master’s degree in Hydrology from the University of Arizona. He is a Registered Professional Geologist and Certified Hydrogeologist in the State of California. Jason currently serves as a trustee on the board of the California Section of the WateReuse Association.