Modeling Gastonia’s Firestone Basin – WithersRavenel

How modeling solved the age-old question in Gastonia’s Firestone Basin with Henry Boateng and Brian Hart

How modeling solved the age-old question in Gastonia’s Firestone Basin with Henry Boateng and Brian Hart

Ken Orie and Henry Boateng from WithersRavenel and Brian Hart from the City of Gastonia/Two Rivers Utilities will be presenting “How Modeling Solved the Age-Old Question in Gastonia’s Firestone Basin” at the NC One Water Annual Conference in Charlotte, NC, on Tuesday, December 6, at 1:05 PM.

Ken Orie is the Director of Engineering for the Utilities team. He has extensive experience in water and wastewater treatment and conveyance, wet weather planning, SCADA system design and implementation, rehabilitation, hydrology, hydraulic modeling, regulations and all aspects of water resource engineering. He is nationally known for his experience in flow metering (open channel and closed conduit), hydraulic modeling development and analysis, and CSO/SSO compliance. He is passionate about helping municipalities evaluate the most cost-effective means to comply with regulations.

Henry Boateng is a water resources professional with a focus on water distribution system modeling. As part of various water modeling and engineering projects, he has collected and analyzed demographic data, performed hydraulic/hydrologic analysis for drainage systems using HEC-RAS, designed water distribution systems using EPANET, and estimated water pipeline construction costs.

Brian Hart is the Utilities Technology Manager at City of Gastonia/ Two Rivers Utilities. He has more than 11 years of GIS and other technology experience. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Geography.

This preview is part of our AWWA Speaker Preview series, which highlights the WithersRavenel staff invited to speak at the 2022 NC One Water Annual Conference.