Connect with us at Texas Water 2024 in Fort Worth, Texas, on April 9 – 12!

Stop by booth #1019 and meet our experts. With over 80 years of experience in the civil engineering industry, LAN is your go-to source for innovative water solutions.

Wednesday, April 10th, 1:10 pm

Presentation: Getting Back to Basics: Two Stepping Our Way to DEI

Presenters: Dedra Ecklund, PE, LAN Water Conveyance Team Leader, Texas AWWA DEI Chair


– Learn strategies for increasing diversity and fostering inclusivity in water organizations.

– Demonstrate methods to expand committee membership and enhance professional dialogue.

– Discuss approaches to sustaining water management committees and initiatives.

Wednesday, April 10th, 5:00 – 7:00pm

LAN Happy Hour at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel


Thursday, April 11th, 7:15 am

Women of Water Breakfast: Join us in celebrating all of the amazing women in the water industry!


Thursday, April 11th, 1:10 pm

Presentation: A Decade+ in the Making, the Full Story of the Northeast Transmission Water Line

Presenters: Mackrena Ramos, PE, Water Conveyance Practice Leader and Vice President, Melissa Mack, PE, PMP, Water Conveyance Team Leader and Vice President & Venus Price, PE, Water Resources Leader


– Highlighting the intricate design, planning, and execution of this massive infrastructure project.

– Demonstrates how complex urban infrastructure challenges can be successfully navigated.

– Emphasizes the importance of sustainable water management in growing cities.

Thursday, April 11th, 1:55 pm

Presentation: DEIJ Under Attack: Progress and Resilience Through Adversity

Presenters: Lisa Lattu, PE, AICP, LAN Water Conveyance Senior Project Manager & Dedra Ecklund, PE, LAN Water Conveyance Team Leader, Texas AWWA DEI Chair


– Learn how Texas legislation impacts DEIJ in academia, affecting compliance and grant opportunities.

– Emphasize how the DEI funding ban threatens diverse talent in education and industry in Texas.

– Demonstrate how to effectively advocate for DEIJ by adopting persistent, goal-oriented, and collaborative strategies in the face of adversity.