Water Planning, Science & Engineering
512 826 2604

Our Company


Aqua Strategies Inc. is a registered small business based in Central Texas providing water resources planning services. Fresh to the market, our talented engineers have more than 90 years combined experience.

We are Solving Water Resources Challenges Through Sound Science and Thoughtful, Independent Planning.

Texas Engineering Company Registration Number: 15911; Oklahoma Engineering Company Registration Number: 7214

Federal Government Small Business DUNS #: 079388169




Aqua Strategies is a logical choice for entities needing water planning services. In a market with many large engineering firms who provide water planning as a secondary service, we differentiate ourselves in the following ways:

1We offer exceptional technical experience and skills to back up the quantification of water quality, water availability and demand.


2We can assess and quantify risk and uncertainty to help the client balance acceptable risk with cost.


3We’re experienced with funding. We have an exceptional record for bringing in state and federal funds to reduce the financial burden for our clients.


4We specialize in support. We have extraordinarily good dispute resolution, meeting facilitation and communication skills. We design stakeholder processes to ensure that outcomes enjoy public support.

5We stay focused on the task. Our staff has a long history in designing and building water-related infrastructure. We use this experience to provide strong, unbiased water planning recommendations. We stay focused on your goals since we are not positioning ourselves to provide final design and construction services.


6We’re well-connected. We have access to an external committee of seasoned experts for thoroughly vetting and developing water management strategies and ideas.


Our team






"Barney Austin and his colleagues at Aqua Strategies distinguish themselves with their excellent water resources planning skills and their technical expertise in all aspects relating to the development and protection of water supplies. Aqua Strategies is a great firm to work with."

Duane Smith, D. Smith and Associates

"Tim Osting has successfully completed several innovative river science studies for TRA projects involving water quality, field data collection, modeling, and monitoring programs."

Webster Mangham, Manager, Special Studies and Assessments Trinity River Authority of Texas

"Barney Austin of Aqua Strategies is an accomplished and highly-regarded hydrologist who deeply understands the interconnection of water resources science, policy and planning. He has extensive experience in working on local, state and federal water resources issues. His greatest attribute, however, is his personal and professional integrity. I give my highest recommendation for Dr. Austin and Aqua Strategies."

Dave Mitamura, former Deputy Executive Administrator for Program and Policy Development at Texas Water Development Board


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