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Presentation given during the 4th Annual Dinner Meeting at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside on August 26, 2010. Texas Senator Dan Patrick gave a great speech about his involvement with Senate Bill 361 …

Presentation given during the 4th Annual Dinner Meeting at the Omni Houston Hotel Westside on August 26, 2010. Texas Senator Dan Patrick gave a great speech about his involvement with Senate Bill 361 and other legilative matters. After his speech this power point presentation was given to the attendees by David Dow, then Chris Varnon, Coleman Philley, Christine Krosnicki, and Drew Molly.


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  • 1. WELCOME 4TH Annual Dinner Meeting Southeast Chapter of TAWWA August 26, 2010
  • 2. 2010 ESC • Executive Committee • Standing Committee – David Dow, President Chairs – Showri Nandagiri, VP – Archana Sharma, – Drew Molly, Secretary Communications – Chris Varnon, Treasurer – Timothy Jahn, Membership – Dave Scholler, TAWWA – Dhananjay Mishra, Chair-Elect Program – Jennifer Elms, TAWWA – Christine Krosniciki, Trustee Sponsor – Sunil Kommineni, TAWWA – Bindu Thomas, Scholarship Deputy Trustee – Coleman Philley, Young Professional
  • 3. BUSINESS MEETING 4TH ANNUAL DINNER MEETING SOUTHEAST CHAPTER OF TAWWA AUGUST 26, 2010
  • 4. CHAPTER CHALLENGES Operator Involvement in Chapter Provide License Training Scholarships Co- Co-Host Training Sessions Service Provider Involvement in Chapter BirdNest 12/16/10 Presentation
  • 5. CHAPTER CHALLENGES Chapter Involvement in 22 Counties Beaumont Meeting on 6/17/10 Member Involvement in the Chapter’s ESC Volunteers on Standing Committees
  • 6. CHAPTER CHALLENGES Members Unemployed or Underemployed http://www.setawwa.org/en/jobs/search.asp http://www.workforwater.org/ Other Methods of Posting Jobs
  • 7. CHAPTER SUCCESSES 2010 Awards & Scholarships $1000 prize awards - Science & Engineering Fair of Houston $1000 prize awards – Student Paper Contest $2000 in scholarships - TAWWA State College Scholarship Fund $3000 (2009) in scholarships – College Students in SE Chapter
  • 8. CHAPTER SUCCESSES Young Engineers Award Recognition Dinner February 15, 2010 Intercontinental Houston Hotel Archana Sharma, SE Chapter Winner
  • 9. CHAPTER SUCCESSES SE Chapter Seminar March 8, 2010 India House Six Professional Speakers Three Student Paper Contest Speakers
  • 10. CHAPTER SUCCESSES Science & Engineering Fair March 12, 2010 George R. Brown Convention Center WEAT & SE TAWWA had 8 Volunteer Judges
  • 11. Water for People Chris Varnon Treasurer
  • 12. BOLIVIA OVERVIEW Population of about 9 million people Land mass of about 425,000 sq mi One of two land-locked land- countries in South America Independent state since 1825
  • 13. BOLIVIA - CHALLENGES Lowest GDP per capita in South America Rural communities geographically and culturally isolated Largest indigenous population in South America (estimated at 50%) Three national languages (Spanish, Quechua, Aymara) Aymara) Andes in the west, Amazon basin in the east
  • 14. BOLIVIA - CHALLENGES 200 coups in 185 years of independence Estimated in rural areas that: 68% of population has access to reliable water supplies 22% of population have access to sanitation
  • 15. WATER FOR PEOPLE - BOLIVIA Working in Bolivia's rural communities since 1992 Permanent office in country since 1997 Water development projects typically involve : gravity- gravity-fed water systems protected springs storage tanks pumped water systems rainwater catchment tanks
  • 16. WATER FOR PEOPLE - BOLIVIA Sanitation projects typically involve: dry- dry-composting latrines pour- pour-flush and/or conventional flush toilets
  • 17. Young Professionals Coleman Philley YP Chair
  • 18. Young Professionals YP Night at the Racepark Sam Houston Race Park June 24, 2010 Quarter- Quarter-Horse Racing FREE – Dinner, Drinks & Door Prizes
  • 19. Young Professionals Upcoming Event Repair Shop Tour Thursday, Sept. 16, 2010 12:00 – 1:00 pm FREE Lunch Provided Register at www.setawwa.org Suggestions / Questions for future events? Contact Coleman Philley at cphilley@browngay.com
  • 20. Sponsor Committee Christine Krosnicki Sponsor Chair
  • 21. Sponsor Committee Gold Sponsors CDM HDR | Claunch & Miller Engineering Consultants
  • 22. Sponsor Committee Silver Sponsors Silver Sponsors ABHR Huitt- Huitt-Zollars Alan Plummer Jones & Carter, Inc. Associates, Inc. Malcolm Pirnie Brown & Gay Montgomery & Barnes, Engineers, Inc. Inc. Geotest Engineering, Treatment Equipment Inc. Company Hartwell Environmental
  • 23. Sponsor Committee Bronze Sponsors Bronze Sponsors AEI Engineering Kalluri Group, Inc. B&E Reprographics KIT Professionals, Chiang Patel & Yerby Inc. Costello, Inc. Klotz & Associates Environmental Macaulay Controls Improvements Inc. Municipal Valve and HVJ & Associates Equipment Company Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
  • 24. Sponsor Committee Bronze Sponsors Bronze Sponsors NATGUN Sander Engineering Newman Regency Corporation OpCon Inc. Tolunay Wong Technologies Engineers Othon, Othon, Inc. WachsWater Services Pate Engineers Pre- Pre-Load
  • 25. Final Thoughts Drew Molly Secretary
  • 26. Happy Birthday City of Houston!