Water Resources: Get to Know Zane Edwards
Category: Water Resources
Written By: Valerie Edgren
Date: November 24, 2021
Zane Edwards, PE, is a Principal and the Director of Parkhill’s Water Resources Sector. His experience includes more than 25 years of working with cities throughout the Texas Panhandle, solving their water and wastewater infrastructure needs. He has also been involved in some of the region’s largest water supply projects, including all phases of the Canadian River Municipal Water Authority Wellfield Project, the Lake Alan Henry Water Supply Project, and Midland’s T-Bar Wellfield Project. The Texas Society of Professional Engineers South Plains Chapter recognized him as 2021 Engineer of the Year.
Q: Which of the Parkhill values stands out most for you?
“Enduring relationships” probably stands out most. I have met so many incredible people during my career, both Parkhill employees and clients, which are friendships that I will always enjoy. If you have really good people, things will work out.
Q: What are your hobbies and interests?
Family, hunting, fishing, and golf. I love spending time with family and friends in the great outdoors.
Q: What project has given you a passion for your expertise?
I have been fortunate to work on many notable projects over my career, but I think the Midland T-Bar Well Field and Pipeline project was significant. This project included Design, Build, Finance, and Operations. We had a large team, and from start to finish, we completed this project in 13 months, including survey, right-of-way acquisition, design, and construction.
Q: What do you think is the next challenge in your field? Looking forward, where do you see your industry going in the next 20 years?
I think water availability is not only the next challenge but also an ongoing challenge. Many of our clients rely on groundwater only or some combination of groundwater and surface water. I believe that treatment of deeper groundwater and Aquifer Storage and Recovery (ASR) will both be required to meet future water demands.