Connect With Us at Texas Water 2023!

Texas Water is the joint annual conference of the Texas Section American Water Works Association and the Water Environment Association of Texas, bringing together a range of professionals in the industry. Freese and Nichols is proud to sponsor the conference on April 11-14 in Houston. We invite you to join us at the conference at our booth or at any of our sessions.

Wednesday, April 12

No Redundancy, No Space, No Problem: A Dewatering Solution

Jason Crawley, Spencer Lindsay, and Town of Little Elm
1:20 PM – 1:50 PM

Restoring An Aging SCADA System and Increasing the Reliability of a Private Radio Communication Network for CRMWD

Michael Schuster
Electrical and SCADA/I&C
2:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Thursday, April 13

Integrated Wastewater Planning and Financing to Solve the Pains of Rapid Growth

Rachel Adkisson, Ishita Rahman, Adam Conner, and City of Manvel
Small System
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

A Fast Track With Extra Hurdles: New Braunfels Expands a Water Treatment Plant Amid Economic Volatility

Bansi Khajuria, Kira Iles, and New Braunfels Utilities
Construction Issues
10:10 AM – 10:40 AM

Harnessing Sustainable Water for Weatherford with Indirect Portable Reuse

Allison Blake Hage, Ryan Opgenorth, and City of Weatherford
Water Reuse
10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

Resilience Through Stream Restoration: How Fort Worth Is Protecting Its Critical Infrastructure

Keith Byrne, Jonathan Schwartzenberg, and City of Fort Worth
Watershed Mgmt/Stormwater
11:20 AM – 11:50 AM

Designing the Perfect Storm: Utilizing Historical Rainfall to Validate a Design Storm and Evaluate Your Modeled Collection System

Kendall Ryan, Nabeel Khan, and San Jacinto River Authority
Wastewater Collection
1:10 PM – 1:40 PM

Engineers Ethics Seminar

Bob Pence, Gina Smith
Professional Ethics Workshop for Engineers
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

One Strategic Step for Fort Worth Water, One Practical Leap for Asset Management

Nicholas McCormick, Mazen Kawasmi, Jessica Brown; City of Fort Worth; GHD
Asset Management
2:20 PM – 2:50 PM

The Show Ain’t Over Until the Pipeline is Installed: A Case Study on Design Improvements During Construction

Jason Ward, Jared Barber, Nathan McMillan, and Dannenbaum
Water Distribution
4:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Friday, April 14

Clean Water on a Dime – City of Houston’s Emergency Filter Repairs

Ranjit Jail, Somnath Chilukuri, and City of Houston
Drinking Water Quality
10:20 AM – 10:50 AM

Taking Care of 44 Tanks: Austin’s Strategies for Managing its Water Storage Infrastructure

Charles Kucherka and Austin Water
Water Distribution
11:30 AM – Noon

Young Professional Technical Session

Moderator: Michael McBee
1:20 PM – 5:10 PM


Building a Fiber Network for a Regional Water District

Rebecca Sandoval and NTMWD

Making Room for 54,000 Horses: Designing Around 7500 HP AFDs at Phase 2 Bois d’Arc Lake Pump Station

Amanda Powers, Rebecca Sandoval

PFAS Management in Potable Reuse Projects

Viraj deSilva and Justas Rutkauskas