Houston — D. Wayne Klotz, P.E., D.WRE, president of Klotz Associates was re-appointed by Mayor Annise Parker to the Coastal Water Authority (CWA) board of directors. The Houston City Council voted in favor of Klotz’s re-appointment during its May 1 meeting. Klotz was first appointed to the CWA board in 2011. He was elected president of the board at his first meeting.
Klotz has been a professional civil engineer for 39 years. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M University and a master’s degree from the University of Houston. He served on the University of Houston and Texas A&M civil engineering advisory boards and established the Klotz Associates Endowed Scholarship in Civil Engineering at both schools. Klotz was recently elected chair of the Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure. He has earned numerous awards and most recently was named Texas Engineer of the Year and Houston Engineer of the Year for 2011.
“It has been my honor and pleasure to serve on the CWA board for the last two years, and I look forward to serving another term,” Klotz said. “This organization, in conjunction with other local and regional entities, facilitates the provision of untreated surface water to our municipalities and local industry. We’re also working collectively to prepare for the increased demand that will come with continued population growth in our area.”
CWA is governed by a seven-member board of directors — four of whom are appointed by Houston’s mayor, and three who are appointed by the governor of Texas. The Authority provides untreated surface water to the cities of Houston, Baytown, and Deer Park, as well as to approximately 100 industries and several agricultural customers. It was created by a special act of the 60th Legislature of the State of Texas in 1967.