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The 2008 Texas Living Waters Project conference entitled “From Policy to Reality: Advanced Urban Water Conservation in Texas” dedicated the whole day to discussions on urban water conservation.
Supporting Texas’ rapidly growing population and keeping the state’s natural water resources viable into the foreseeable future will require an increased emphasis on advanced water conservation and better water efficiency in all urban sectors. A number of cities around the country – including a few in Texas -are already pushing the envelope on “standard” conservation strategies. It’s time to learn from these efforts and advance beyond the standard
The conference including a discussion about what the future may hold for conservation policy in Texas in addition to examples of conservation efforts taking place both in Texas and nationwide. Other topics considered included:
Click on the links below to download PDFs of the speakers’ presentations.
Amy Hardberger, Attorney, Environmental Defense Fund
Presentation | Audio | Maximizing Urban Water Conservation in Texas Report
Sheila Olmstead, School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University
Jennifer Douglass Nations, Water Resource Coordinator, College Station Public Utilities
Bill Hoffman, H. W. (Bill) Hoffman and Associates, LLC
Dan Wilcox, Facilities Engineering Manager, Spansion
Fred Yebra, Director of Energy Efficiency Services, Austin Energy