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 August Dinner Event

August 23, 2016

Speaker: Ms. Carol Haddock, Deputy Director City of Houston Department of Public Works and Engineering

June Luncheon Event

June 30, 2016

Speakers: Dan Olson, P.E.

Topic: El Paso Tackles Water Reuse in the Most Direct Approach

It was a packed house at the HESS Club on June 30th, for a presentation by Mr. Dan Olson with ARCADIS on the technical approach and results of a direct reuse pilot plant in El Paso, Texas.  Mr. Olson discussed the technical processes utilized to appropriately treat the unique characteristics of the incoming wastewater and the results of the pilot study.  Overall the study demonstrated which processes and operating conditions could be utilized by the City of El Paso to effectively and safely treat municipal wastewater for direct reuse.


Half Day Seminar

February 18, 2016


December Luncheon Event

December 10, 2015

Speakers: Valentine Sonnier and Larry Sims

Larry Kelm Memorial Golf Tournament

November 2, 2015


August Dinner Event

August 11, 2015

Guest Speakers: Mr. Stephen Costello, City of Houston Councilman

and Mr. Alan Roberson, Director of Federal Relations and Regulatory Affairs for AWWA



June Luncheon Meeting

June 25, 2015

Guest Speaker: Mr. Peter Houghton, North Fort Bend Water Authority President


Water Week at the City of Houston's Waterworks and Education Center

April 27 through May 1, 2015


Half Day Seminar

February 19, 2015

The Southeast Chapter of TAWWA joined forces with the Southeast Texas Section of WEAT to host our annual Half-day Seminar.  This year’s event was hosted at the Houston Marriott Westchase and featured a variety of topics and speakers.  Bech Bruun, Texas Water Development Board Member started off the morning with a follow up to his 2014 keynote address on SWIFT Fund Implementation.  Later in the morning, Louis Herrin, TCEQ, informed and entertained the crowd with a lively explanation of Texas Administrative Code Chapter 2017 Revisions.  Esther Harrah, SAWS Program Manager, and David Timmermann, Black and Veatch Program Manager, provided a tag-team overview of the SAWS Aquifer Storage and Recovery / Desalination Facility Delivery Program.  A legislative update was provided with a focus on both wastewater considerations, provided by Julie Nahrgang, WEAT Executive Director, and water considerations, provided by Mike Howe, Texas AWWA Executive Director.  The morning’s presentations were interspersed with student paper presentations provided by two members of the engineering communities next generation, Amin Kiaghadi and Matiara Ayu Sari.  The seminar was topped off by not one, but six representatives from the community’s major water providers.  The esteemed panel included Jace Houston, SJRA; Mark Loethen, City of Houston; Ivan Langford, GCWA; Ron Bottoms, City of Baytown; Greg Olinger, CWA; and Allen Bogard, City of Sugar Land.  The panel answered questions regarding the challenges and opportunities associated with providing water to one of the fasted growing regions in the United States.


Houston Food Bank YP Volunteer Event

December 8, 2014

See YP page for more details about this event. 



December Luncheon Meeting
December 8, 2014

Guest Speaker: Mr. Dale Rudick, P.E., City of Houston Director of Public Works and Engineering

Topic: Rebuild Houston and PWE's Vision for the Future


First Annual Golf Tournament
September 21, 2014

SETAWWA hosted a golf tournament on September 22, 2014.  The event was very successful in terms of fun, comradery, and most importantly, community support and involvement.  As a result of everyone’s efforts and contributions, the local water engineering community raised over $27,000.  A check for $7,000 was provided to the Water for People organization, which helps people around the world by supporting water infrastructure and improvement projects.  Other proceeds went to the Houston Water Museum and local scholarship recipients.


Southeast Chapter July Luncheon
Ethics Seminar and Fingerprinting Service

July 17, 2014

Young Professional Top Golf Outing
May 14, 2014

See YP page for more details about this event. 

Water Week at the City of Houston's Waterworks and Education Center

April 28th through May 2nd, 2014

The Southeast Chapter of TAWWA was one of several sponsors of the City of Houston’s Water Week Festival, which occurred from April 28 – May 2.  The event was held at the Water Works and Education Center at the City of Houston’s Northeast Water Purification Plant.  The opening ceremony was kicked off with City of Houston’s Public Works and Engineering Director, Daniel Krueger, thanking the sponsors and making some remarks to the children about the importance of safe drinking water.



See details from older events in the Archive.