Our Texas Water Presentations and More

Freese and Nichols is proud to sponsor Texas Water 2021, where we’ll be giving 13 presentations, plus one panel session and one poster. Our technical experts will address the challenges your organization faces today, from utility management to drinking water quality to engineering ethics.

Monday, March 29

Impact of Climate Trends on Water Supply, Demand, and Return Flows in North Texas

Lissa Gregg, Freese and Nichols, with Cody Graham and Billy George, North Texas Municipal Water District, and Katharine Hayhoe, ATMOS Research
Water Resources Track, 1 p.m.

Tuesday, March 30

What is the Magic Sauce in My Water Source? Solving Disinfection Residual Mysteries When Managing Multiple Drinking Water Sources

Xi Zhao and David Munn, Freese and Nichols, with John Pippins and Amalia “Molly” Villarreal, City of Beaumont
Drinking Water Quality Track, 8:30 a.m.

Re-Plumbing the Sims Sewershed to Mitigate Flood Risk: WWTP Consolidation, WWTP Expansion and Tunnels in Houston

Brian Gettinger, Freese and Nichols
Wastewater Collection Track, 8:30 a.m.

Best Practices to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Your Organization

Gina Smith, Freese and Nichols
Diversity and Inclusion Track, 9:40 a.m.

Building Water System Resiliency – McKinney’s Redbud Pump Station

Sam Meisner, Freese and Nichols, with Craig Sherwood and Paul Tucker, City of McKinney
Water Distribution Track, 2:10 p.m.

Mentoring is a Two-Way Street: Value Gained on Both Sides of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship

David Munn, Freese and Nichols, with Valetta Saldanha, AECOM
Young Professionals Track, 3:10 p.m.

You Can Model Too: Navigating Process Model Development as a Young Professional

Rachel Adkisson, Freese and Nichols
Young Professionals Track, 3:45 p..m.

Wednesday, March 31

A River Runs Through It – Building a Pump Station in the Flood Plain

Cameron Lawrence and Jason Ward, Freese and Nichols, with Travis Markham, North Texas Municipal Water District
Construction Issues Track, 8:30 a.m.

Lessons Learned: Integrating “Dirty Data” into Cartegraph

Stephen Johnson and Mazen Kawasmi, Freese and Nichols, with Abby Owens, City of Plano
Asset Management Track, 9:05 a.m.

Swamp Pipeline – Design and Construction of a 66-inch Pipeline in Awful Ground Conditions

Eric Engelskirchen and Amanda Stubblefield, Freese and Nichols, with Chad Sharbono, Garney Construction
Construction Issues Track. 3:45 p.m.

Does Robust Biological Phosphorus Removal Have to be Complex?

Nick Landes and Rachel Adkisson, Freese and Nichols, with Arifur Rahman, Jacobs
Wastewater Operations and Maintenance Track, 3:45 p.m.

Thursday, April 1

Biosolids Dewatering System Selection: How City of Port Arthur Did It and So Can You!

Bansi Khajuria, Somnath Chilukuri, and Murali Erat, Freese and Nichols, with Donald Stanton, City of Port Arthur
Biosolids Track, 10:40 a.m.

Professional Ethics Workshop for Engineers

Bob Pence and Gina Smith, Freese and Nichols

Available On-Demand

Women in Water Forum

Allison Hage, with panelists from Texas Section AWWA, Dallas Water Utilities, Houston Water, Austin Water, Gulf Coast Water Authority and TetraTech

Dividing Pressure Planes: A City of Huntsville Case Study

Jason Ward
Virtual poster session