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2019 One Water Summit

September 18, 2019 to September 20, 2019

Our team will join the national conversation around innovative and sustainable water solutions this week.

We're excited a delegation will represent Freese and Nichols at the 2019 One Water Summit Sept. 18-20 in Austin to join other leaders in the water industry. It's billed as the premier national conference focused on sustainable, integrated and inclusive approaches to managing water. 

Meet the Freese and Nichols delegation below. 

Adam Conner, PMP

Adam is an FNI Water Resources Hydrologist responsible for water supply and demand planning. Prior to joining FNI, he worked at the San Antonio Water System and collaborated across departments on contractual, regulatory, and integration initiatives required for current and future water supplies. 

Augusto Villalon, PE

Augusto is a Water Resources Account Director and Senior Project Manager whose experience in water resources ranges from regional planning to complete engineering design of water supply and wastewater facilities. 

Jason Afinowicz, PE

Jason is a Project Manager in FNI’s Water Resources Group. He has a wide variety of water resource planning experience, including management of the 2006, 2011, and 2016 Region H Water Plans, and the 2006 and 2011 Region P Water Plans. He is also our Water Planning Practice Leader.

Jorge Arroyo, PE

Jorge is an international authority on alternative water supplies and innovative water treatment. He has extensive experience in the United States and abroad in water planning and management and innovative water technologies. From 2002 until 2013, he led the Texas Water Development Board’s efforts on seawater and brackish groundwater desalination, aquifer storage and recovery and reuse research and demonstration projects.

Spandana Tummuri, PhD, PE, ENV SP

Spandana is an experienced Project Manager and Water Resources Planner who provides clients with the decision-support tools to optimize existing and potential water supply sources. She is experienced at building collaborations among diverse stakeholders, especially for larger-scale plans, and summarizing multiple sources of data for a clear, concise presentation to her clients. 

Thomas Haster, PE

Thomas is Freese and Nichols’ overall Water Practices Leader, responsible for expanding the firm’s support to water and wastewater service providers across the U.S. He plays a pivotal role in assisting service providers with addressing water supply, and distribution and collection system planning needs. He is a member of the AWWA National Water Quality Committee and co-author of the AWWA M-32 Manual on Water System Planning. His planning experience is supported by a solid background in the hydraulics and design for large-diameter, high-capacity water transmission systems.

Freese and Nichols will also sponsor a lunch on Wednesday, Sept. 18 during the Headwaters and Spring Restoration Visit, hosted by the New Braunfels Utilities, Hill Country Alliance and Wimberley Valley Watershed Association. We're also sponsoring the One Water in Texas Meet and Greet on Wednesday night.