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Thomas Haster

Chief Business Development Officer

We’re excited about our 19 presentations at Texas Water 2024 in Fort Worth, TX.

Texas Water is a joint annual conference of the Water Environment Association of Texas (WEAT) and the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association (AWWA). This marks the 28th year as the largest regional water conference in the U.S.

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Wednesday, April 10


Drinking Water Quality
Title: Boost Your Way to Compliance: Proven Chloramine Residual Control Systems for Elevated Storage Tanks
Time: 1:55 – 2:25 p.m.
Presenters: Nick Landes, Spencer Lindsay

Title: Safety and Security Rehabilitation of DWU Wastewater Facilities
Time: 2:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Presenters: Gennady Boksiner, Dallas Water Utilities and Mbroh Engineering

Drinking Water Quality
Title: The Evolution of Need: Adapting Older Facilities to Meet New Water Quality Goals and Regulations While Overcoming Past Design Constraints
Time: 3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Presenters: David Jackson, James Naylor and City of Denton

WFP/International Pretreatment
Title: Wanting to be Proactive on PFAS? : Look to Pretreatment
Time: 4:40 – 5:10 p.m.
Presenters: Coby Gee and Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

Thursday, April 11


Water Reuse
Title: Removing a Barrier by Recognizing a Barrier: Strategies for Gaining Pathogen Removal Credit Using Reverse Osmosis Membranes
Time: 9:00 – 9:30 a.m.
Presenters: Eric Kong, City of Wichita Falls and University of Texas Austin

Workforce Development
Title: Growing the Industry – Attracting the Next Generation of Talent
Time: 9:35 – 10:05 a.m.
Presenters: Carlos Gularte and San Jacinto River Authority

Drinking Water Quality
Title: From Sea to Shining Sea: Determining the Most Subtle PFAS Removal Technology Across the United States
Time: 10:10 – 10:40 a.m.
Presenters: Viraj deSilva, Plainfield Charter Township and Water Replenishment District

Watershed Mgmt/Stormwater
Title: Flood Plan on the Horizon: What Texas Water Utilities Should Know and Do
Time: 10:45 – 11:15 a.m.
Presenter: David Rivera

Construction Issues
Title: Digging Deep: Tapping into Lake Travis for a Dependable Water Supply
Time: 1:10 – 1:40 p.m.
Presenters: Rusty Gibson, BCRUA and Walker Partners

Title: Professional Ethics for Engineers Workshop
Time: 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Presenters: Bob Pence and Stephanie Buckingham

Construction Issues
Title: Thinking Outside the Circle: Novel Use of Non-Circular Pipe Provides Solution to Shallow Large Diameter Interceptor Sewer Challenges in Dallas
Time: 2:20 – 2:50 p.m.
Presenters: Mike Hagen and Dallas Water Utilities

Construction Issues
Title: Sequencing Success – Maintaining Plant Operations While Expanding a Wastewater Treatment Plant
Time: 3:55 – 4:25 p.m.
Presenters: Darpan Chorghe, Gennady Boksiner and City of College Station

Friday, April 12


Water Resources
Title: Pumped Up: Hydraulic Design Challenges to Pump 55 MGD from Lake Ralph Hall
Time: 8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
Presenters: Sam Meisner, Amanda Powers, Jacob Pannell and Upper Trinity Regional Water District

MRRDC (Wastewater Treatment) 
Title: How to Successfully Start-Up a New BNR Process: A Case Study from Pflugerville’s Central WWTP Conversion to BNR
Time: 9:05 – 9:35 a.m.
Presenters: Chris Callahan, Coby Gee and City of Pflugerville

Utility Management
Title: Future of Water and Wastewater Infrastructure and Policy in Sugar Land – A Story of Collaboration Between Planning and Engineering
Time: 9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
Presenters: Ishita Rahman, Alexis Garcia, Kendall Ryan and City of Sugar Land

Water Resources
Title: Complex Raw Water Intake Construction Challenges on the Mighty Brazos
Time: 9:40 – 10:10 a.m.
Presenters: Naveen Chillara and Gulf Coast Water Authority

Water Distribution
Title: Operations to CIP: How a Calibrated Water Model Boosted a Utility’s Return on Investment
Time: 10:55 – 11:25 a.m.
Presenters: Dave Christiansen and New Braunfels Utilities

MRRDC (Wastewater Treatment)
Title: High-Value, Low-Cost Disinfection: Human-Computer Teamwork Made the Dream Work
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Noon
Presenters: Darpan Chorghe and Trinity River Authority of Texas

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