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2014 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium: Presentation materials

The 2014 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium theme was “Capitalizing on Water Conservation: Benefits, Opportunities, Requirements, & Lessons Learned.”

Water conservation will play an important role in meeting future water supply needs for the Gulf Coast region.  Presentations and discussions focused on defining the role of water conservation in meeting the future water supply needs of the Gulf Coast region, impacts from the 83rd legislature on conservation and water supply funding, updating conservation and drought contingency plans, regional water conservation education  strategies, smart investment in water supply infrastructure, and the benefits of practical and efficient conservation programs.

The symposium was sponsored by Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter,  Texas Water Foundation, City of Houston, City of Sugar Land, Freese and Nichols Inc., Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, National Wildlife Federation, Galveston Bay Foundation, San Jacinto River Authority, The Woodlands Joint Powers Agency, Brown and Gay Engineers, Masuen Consulting, North Harris County Regional Water Authority, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP, West Harris County Regional Water Authority, and North Fort Bend Water Authority.

GCWCS Flyer PDF    |    Agenda PDF    |    Speaker Bios PDF    |    Sponsor Descriptions PDF

Click on the links below to download PDFs of the speakers’ presentations.

Why We Need Water Conservation in the Gulf Coast Region

Jason Afinowicz, Region H Water Planning Group, Freese and Nichols
Presentation

 

Water Conservation and Houston

Margaret Menger, Chair, Mayor Parker’s Water Conservation Task Force
Presentation

 

Prop 6 and HB4: Financing, Prioritizing and Conserving Texas Water

Liz Fazio, Committee Director, Texas House Committee on Natural Resources
Presentation

 

Drought Tolerant Landscapes for All:  SB 198 Implementation

Sipra Boyd, Associate Attorney, Roberts, Markel, Weinberg PC
Presentation

David Foster, Texas Director, Clean Water Fund
Presentation

 

Updating your Communities’ Water Conservation & Drought Contingency Plans

Nora Mullarkey, Conservation Manager, Lower Colorado River Authority
Presentation

 

Water Conservation Education Messaging:  Effective Design & Implementation

Denise Hickey, Public Relations Coordinator, North Texas Municipal Water District
Presentation

Valerie Davis, Principle and CEO, EnviroMedia
Presentation

Mike Sukle, Sukle Advertising and Design
Presentation

 

Smart Infrastructure Investment:  Evaluating Demand Trends & Weighing Risks

Sharlene Leurig, Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program, Ceres
Presentation

David Marshall, Engineering Services Director, Tarrant Regional Water District
Presentation

 

Cooperation for Conservation – Creating a Water Aware Community

Bob Dailey, Conservation Education Coordinator, Woodlands Joint Powers Agency
Presentation

 

How to Build Communities that Conserve Water

Doug Bennett, Conservation Manager, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Presentation

Bob Adair, Steering Committee Chair, Houston Land/Water Sustainability Forum
Presentation

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