Hadjerioua To Present Technical Paper at HYDROVISION 2024

Dr. Boualem (Bo) Hadjerioua, Director of Hydro Operations at Mesa Associates, Inc., and some members from his team (Dr. Thomas Eldredge, principal investigator; Dr. Dol Raj Chalise; and Mr. Jeff Ogden, Program Manager at TVA) will present their technical paper titled “Surface Water Pumps Assessment at Douglas Dam” at HYDROVISION 2024 in Denver, CO, on Wednesday, July 17, from 1:45 PM – 2:15 PM PDT. The presentation will delve into the Tennessee Valley Authority’s (TVA) innovative technique of using surface water pumps to improve dissolved oxygen (DO) levels in turbine releases to meet the tailwater DO content’s limit requirements. Dr. Hadjerioua or one of his staff will present the findings from the proposed surface pumps.  

About Dr. Boualem (Bo) Hadjerioua 

Bo Hadjerouia

Dr. Hadjerioua is one of the leading national and international experts in water resources, waterpower technologies, and integrated river system operations and a visionary for river system development and optimization, with over 35 years of experience.  

Before joining Mesa in March 2020, he led the waterpower technology team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) from 2010 to 2020. He managed projects for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the U.S. Department of State (DOS), focusing on developing technologies, decision-support tools, and methods of analysis that enable holistic management of water-dependent energy infrastructure and natural resources. Dr. Hadjerioua has supported DOE International Affairs Office and DOS Southeast Asia projects, sharing tools that improve water resource integrated system analysis and hydropower generation efficiency in Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Myanmar. 

Before joining ORNL in January 2010, Dr. Hadjerioua had 19 years of experience balancing the many stakeholders’ demands for the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) integrated river system. Dr. Hadjerioua is a distinguished alumnus of the University of Arizona, a Fellow of the American Society of Engineers (ASCE,) and a Chairman of several professional society technical sessions and committees. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and has authored over 200 technical publications. 

About Mesa Associates, Inc.  

Mesa is a woman/minority-owned full-service multi-discipline engineering, procurement, and construction management firm specializing in providing engineering services for the commercial, government, industrial, municipal, and electric utility industry. Mesa is currently providing over $180M of engineering services to 13 of the top 15 utilities across the United States. Our growth is a result of delivering quality projects and value to our clients with unparalleled customer service. We differentiate ourselves by saying we are Large Enough to Perform, Small Enough to Care.