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Who We Are

HAB Aquatic Solutions, LLC specializes in improving surface water quality through the use of aluminum-based products (e.g., alum and sodium aluminate). HAB’s research and development efforts improved upon traditional alum treatment approaches by developing treatment systems to address the unique challenges of today’s water resource management projects.

We are a full service alum treatment company. HAB has over 60 years of combined experience and provides the most comprehensive alum services available, including pre-project water quality monitoring, algae identification, chemical dose determination, GPS-guided chemical application, alum injection systems for the treatment of storm water/stream water, and post-project water quality monitoring and evaluation. HAB’s co-founders (John Holz and Tadd Barrow) are two of only a handful of scientists qualified to provide complete alum treatment services: from dose calculation, to application, to project evaluation.

 

John C. Holz, Ph.D.
Owner / Limnologist
Dr. Holz has over 20 years of experience in surface water quality/aquatic habitat management and research.  While earning his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Dr. Holz’s research advanced Read More
John C. Holz, Ph.D.Owner / Limnologist

Dr. Holz has over 20 years of experience in surface water quality/aquatic habitat management and research.  While earning his Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Dr. Holz’s research advanced our understanding of water resource issues and developed improved management tools for lakes, streams and watersheds, including assessing and predicting the response of water bodies to pollutants and the effectiveness of restoration techniques.  Dr. Holz conducted research that advanced our ability to address numerous unique water quality challenges and pollutant effects.

Specific areas of expertise include lake restoration and management, watershed management, biological indicators of water quality, phytoplankton ecology and management, nutrient inactivation (alum), determination of appropriate water quality goals, nutrient criteria development, water quality monitoring, water quality modeling, internal phosphorus loading, and determining effectiveness of TMDL’s using water quality and biological information.

Dr. Holz was honored for his alum research advancements by the North American Lake Management Society when he received their Technical Excellence Award in recognition for Outstanding Research in Lake Restoration, Protection and Management.

As a faculty member at UNL, Dr. Holz obtained over $8 million in funding to support water quality research, authored over 20 publications, taught courses in Limnology (the study of lakes and streams) and Lake and Reservoir Restoration, and served as a technical advisor to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on water quality management issues in the U.S.  Dr. Holz is a recognized leader in water quality/aquatic habitat management.

Tadd M. Barrow, M.S.
Owner / Water Quality Specialist
Mr. Barrow has over 15 years of experience in fisheries, surface water quality/aquatic habitat management and research. While earning his M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Mr. Barrow’s research Read More
Tadd M. Barrow, M.S.Owner / Water Quality Specialist

Mr. Barrow has over 15 years of experience in fisheries, surface water quality/aquatic habitat management and research. While earning his M.S. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Mr. Barrow’s research advanced our understanding of the management of sensitive fish species related to unique water quality stressors, including assessing and predicting the response of fishes to pollutants and the available aquatic biota. Mr. Barrow conducted research that advanced our ability to address numerous unique water quality challenges and pollutant effects.

Specific areas of expertise include communication with public and private agencies and businesses discussing lake ecology and restoration and management, watershed management, biological indicators of water quality, phytoplankton ecology and management, nutrient inactivation (alum), determination of appropriate water quality goals, nutrient criteria development, water quality monitoring, water quality modeling, internal phosphorus loading, and determining impacts of toxic algae using water quality and biological information.

Mr. Barrow was honored for these achievements by the 1) Environmental Council of the States Program Innovation Award and 2) Nebraska Rural Development Commission receiving awards in recognition for work as part of the Community Lakes Enhancement and Restoration (CLEAR) program.

As a faculty member at UNL, Mr. Barrow obtained $6 million in funding to support water quality research, authored over 16 publications, and lectured courses in Limnology (the study of lakes and streams) and Lake and Reservoir Restoration. Mr. Barrow supervised the analytical water chemistry lab and established the nation’s first toxic algal response programs for private and public lakes. Mr. Barrow is also a graduate of the National Extension Leadership and Development, which serves to build leadership and provide University Extension leaders the vision, courage and tools to lead in a changing world. Mr. Barrow is a recognized leader in water quality/aquatic habitat management and toxic algae assessment.

Catherine Bosley
Director of Business Development
Catherine has over 10 years of experience in business development and marketing. This extensive and broad experience base includes nearly all aspects of market research, client coordination, project funding, team Read More
Catherine BosleyDirector of Business Development

Catherine has over 10 years of experience in business development and marketing. This extensive and broad experience base includes nearly all aspects of market research, client coordination, project funding, team building, project proposals, project management, traditional and electronic/social media promotion, website development, education and community outreach. The development of a shared project mission, along with a motivating approach, has consistently been behind the success of her projects.