April 19, 2018

Garver to lead events at Texas Water Conference

Garver will be well represented at this week’s Texas Water Conference, the largest regional gathering of water industry leaders in the country beginning, April 23 in San Antonio.

This three-day conference will include nine Garver-led presentations on a variety of topics critical to the water and wastewater industry, including how consultants and clients can improve communication, innovative disinfection technologies, and superior forms of grit technology. These presentations will be led by Garver Texas Water Leader Jeff Sober, Water Conveyance Team Leader Randy McIntyre, Water Technology Leaders Dr. Ashley Pifer and Dr. Michael Watts, Project Manager Dean Vrla, and Project Engineers Kaylee Dusek and Holly McCuistion. 

Leading the popular technical presentations highlights Garver’s annual involvement in the conference, which also includes the sponsoring of a 5K team, coordinating the Operations Challenge, hosting a client event, as well as a meet and greet at a booth inside the exhibition hall.

“We’re proud and excited to have our engineers share their knowledge on critically important areas in our industry,” said Sober, who will complete his one-year term as Water Environment Association of Texas President at the conference. “Texas Water is always one of our favorite events, and we’re ready to share our ideas with clients and others while celebrating the water and wastewater industry.”

On Tuesday, April 24, Garver will host an event at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk open to all Texas Water attendees to enjoy appetizers and the Dallas-based Central Snappers Band. Also on Tuesday, a Garver-sponsored team of runners will participate in Dodson’s Drive Fun Run, a 5K race held each year to raise funds for scholarships provided by the WEAT and the Texas Section of the American Water Works Association. Garver will also be present throughout the conference with a booth (No. 279) inside the exhibition hall at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, where attendees can speak with Garver representatives for more information about its variety of services.

Full list of Garver’s Technical Presentations:

Water Technology Leader Dr. Michael Watts, PE; Charting a New Course: A curriculum for operator training with advanced technology like UV AOP, with Daniel Nix, City of Wichita Falls, Texas

Water Technology Leader Dr. Michael Watts, PE; Project Engineer Kaylee Dusek; TRA’s Integration of Innovative Disinfection Technologies, with Matt Jalbert and Bill Tatum, TRA

Water Technology Leader Dr. Ashley Pifer, PE; Cloth Media Filter Pilot Study Shows a Path for Improved Total Suspended Solids and Phosphorous Removal, with Gill Gase, City of Garland, Texas

Project Manager Dean Vrla, PE; The New Polymer Concrete Manholes: Breaking Down the Structures Made to not Break Down

Texas Water Team Leader Jeff Sober, PE; A Gritty Topic: What grit technology is really superior? An analysis of mechanical vortex versus stacked tray systems, with Charles Ortiz, Laguna Madre Water District

Texas Water Team Leader Jeff Sober, PE; Nutrient Management: A Holistic Whole Plant Evaluation for Managing Phosphorous and Nitrogen, with Sherri van der Wege, TRA

Water Conveyance Team Leader Randall McIntyre, PE; Prioritizing DWUs System-Wide Raw Water Facilities Rehab Program Utilizing a Business Risk Exposure Tool, with Marc Cottingame and Rick Zohne, DWU

Project Engineer Holly McCuistion; Pump Selection 101: The Nuts and Bolts for New Designers

Project Engineer Holly McCuistion; Engineering Design in the Developing  World: Iron Remediation of Groundwater in Rwanda

To learn more about what Garver's Water Team can do for you, visit our Water Services page. 

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