Advancing Water Reuse in Texas

Project Summary

Alan Plummer Associates will conduct a comprehensive review of the history of reuse in Texas, define the current state of knowledge related to water quality, and prioritize key research issues that will aid in advancing water reuse in Texas.

TWDB Contract Manager:
Saqib Shirazi, Ph.D., P.E.
Funding Recipient:
Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
Project Administrator:
Ellen McDonald, Ph.D., P.E.
Alan Plummer Associates (Fort Worth, Texas), Nellor Environmental Associates, Inc. (Austin, Texas), James Crook, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE, Independent Consultant (Gainsville, Florida), Total Environmental Solutions, Inc., Jorg Drewes, Ph.D., Independent Consultant (Denver, Colorado), Bryan Brooks, Ph.D., Independent Consultant (Waco, Texas), David Sedlak, Ph.D. (Berkeley, California), Katz & Associates (San Diego, California)
Project Start Date:
June 8, 2008
Project Completion Date:
April 30, 2011
Total Project Cost:
TWDB Share of Project Cost:
The project will identify and gather pertinent information on Texas reuse activities. It will also confirm and define the process for establishing and prioritizing research needs; potential categories of public and private research partners; information needed by TWDB to advance research on water reuse; and, information needed by the state legislature to support advancing research on water reuse.

Project Details


Project Sponsor: Texas Water Development Board

Saqib Shirazi, Ph.D., P.E. - Contract Manager
Texas Water Development Board
1700 N. Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78711

Funding Recipient: Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Ellen McDonald, Ph.D., P.E. - Project Manager
Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
1320 S. University Dr., Suite 300
Fort Worth, TX 76107

Project Participants: Nellor Environmental Associates, Inc.

4024 Walnut Clay Drive
Austin, TX 78731

David Sedlak, Ph.D.
731 Grizzly Peak Blvd
Berkeley, CA 94708

James Crook, Ph.D., P.E., BCEE
Environmental Engineering Consultant
Gainsville, FL

Jorg Drewes, Ph.D.
Drewes Environmental
798 Congressman Court
Golden, CO 80403

Shane Snyder, Ph.D.
The Total Environmental Solutions Inc.
1402 Pueblo Drive
Boulder City, NV 89005

Ms. Sara M. Katz, President
Katz and Associates
4520 Executive Sq., Suite 670
San Diego, CA 92037

Bryan Brooks, Ph.D.
Bryan Brooks and Associates LLC
215 Kandis Cove
China Spring, TX 76633

Project Milestones

Event Date
Announcement of Request for Proposals in Texas Register November 28, 2008
Proposal received by TWDB April 23, 2008
TWDB Board approval March 29, 2009
Contract execution date June 8, 2009
Final report deadline November 30, 2010

Progress Reports

Final Reports