Connect With Us At Texas Water 2019

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Thomas Haster

Chief Business Development Officer

We’re excited about our 17 presentations and two posters at Texas Water. 

From utility management to drinking water quality to engineering ethics, our presentations address your challenges. With 13 offices across Texas, we are the experts next door that you can rely on. We look forward to seeing you at the presentations and booth 430.

Thursday, April 4

Title: Tunneling: Trending Solution for Challenging Urban Water, Wastewater and Stormwater Conveyance Projects
Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Brian Gettinger and Black & Veatch
Track: Young Professionals

Title: Martinez IV WWTP and Collection System Design-Build Project Execution and Lessons Learned
Time: 9:30 – 10 a.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Rob Jenkins, SARA, MGC Contractors
Track: Construction Issues

Title: Professional Ethics for Engineers
Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Gina Smith and Bob Pence
Track: Conference Highlights

Title: Nitrification Action Plan Update; Lessons Learned During 3-Years of Implementation
Time: 10 – 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: David Munn and City of Houston
Track: Drinking Water Quality

Title: Using Competitive Sealed Proposals to Purchase Own Furnished Equipment: Reducing Stress and Saving Money
Time: 11 – 11:30 a.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Coy Veach and TRWD
Track: Construction Issues

Title: Back to the Future, Predicting Water Demand based on Weather Forecasts
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Jeremy Rice
Track: Utility Management

Title: Open Heart Surgery – Replacing a Water System’s Primary Pump Station
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Nick Lester, Michael McBee, Stephen Johnson and City of Lubbock
Track: Water Distribution

Title: Taking AIM at Asset Management
Time: 11:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Allison Blake and TRA
Track: Young Professionals

Title: Redundancy for Reliability’s Sake: Leveraging Hydraulic Models to Evaluate Emergency Water Supply Scenarios
Time: 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Geneva Caponi and Melissa Brunger
Track: Young Professionals

Title: Threading the Needle: Routing a Large Diameter Sewer Main through a Densely Urbanized Corridor
Time: 1:45 – 2:15 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: David Bennett and Jacqueline McMahon
Track: Utility Management

Title: Nanofiltration for Optimization of Brackish Groundwater Desalination Processes
Time: 2:15 – 2:45 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: Jorge Arroyo
Track: Drinking Water Quality

Title: Innovative Use of Cloth Media Filters for Primary Treatment and Peak Wet Weather Applications for the Port Arthur Main WRRF
Time: 4:30 – 5 p.m. Thursday, April 4
Presenters: David Jackson and Murali Erat
Track: Wastewater Treatment & Operations

Friday, April 5

Title: Two Step: Developing a Water Conservation Planning Tool for Water Service Providers in Texas
Time: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Friday, April 5
Presenters: Jeremy Rice and TWDB
Track: Water Resources

Title: No Stone Unturned: An Integrated Water Supply Planning Approach for a Texas River Authority
Time: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Friday, April 5
Presenters: Jason Afinowicz, Spandana Tummuri and SJRA
Track: Water Resources

Title: Where Do I Start?: Risk-Based Prioritization for Renewal of Richardson’s Pumping and Storage Facilities
Time: 8:30 – 9 a.m. Friday, April 5
Presenters: Sam Meisner, Melissa Brunger and City of Richardson
Track: Asset Management

Title: What’s That Smell? Best Practices and Strategies for an Effective Odor Control System
Time: 9 – 9:30 a.m. Friday, April 5
Presenters: Somnath Chilukuri, Rachel Turner and City of College Station
Track: Odor and Corrosion Control

Title: Where Did We Come From, Where Do We Go? Austin Water’s Asset Management Multi-Sensor Pilot Experience
Time: 10:30 – 11 a.m. Friday, April 5
Presenters: Mazen Kawasmi and Austin Water
Track: Utility Management


Title: Goldilocks and the 3D Model: Using BIM to Find the “Just Right” Solutions for Electrical Systems in a 236 MGD Pump Station
Authors: Rebecca Sandoval, Amanda Powers, Giang Nguyen and Sam Meisner

Title: Finding Your Funding: Best Practices for Obtaining SRF Loans
Authors: Aaron Redder, Greater Texoma Utility Authority and City of Krum

Title: Innovation and Resiliency of the 160 MGD Re-Pump Station for the Surface Water Supply Project
Authors: Rusty Gibson and Dannenbaum

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Thomas Haster, P.E., is the Chief Business Development Officer in Fort Worth.