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The 5th Annual Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium theme was “Dive Deep Into Water Conservation.” Attendees learned about:
-Designing successful demand management programs
-Developing regional and local guidelines for drought tolerant landscapes
-Advancing innovative approaches to efficient water use at a large commercial facility
-Connecting water and energy consumption to promote water conservation
-Using social media to engage customers as allies in water conservation
The symposium was sponsored by: Aqua Water Supply, Austin Area Research Organization, Austin Water, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Capital Area Suburban Exchange, City of Cedar Park, City of Georgetown, City of Pflugerville, City of Round Rock, City of San Marcos, Lower Colorado River Authority, Masuen Consulting, Seton Healthcare Family, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter, Southwest Water, Texas AWWA, Texas Water Foundation, and Texas Water Development Board.
William McDonnell, Water Use Efficiency Manager, Metropolitan Water District of S. California
Hank Smith, Principal and Owner, Texas Engineering Solutions, LLC and Matt Hollon, Environmental & Conservation Program Mgr., Watershed Protection, City of Austin
Chris Berry, Community Developer, Betenbough Homes
Michele L. Van Hyfte, Manager of Environmental Stewardship, Seton Healthcare Family
Whitney Bishop, Social Media and Video Producer, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department
Michael Graef, Social Media Lead, San Antonio Water Systems
Terri Waggoner, Public Information Officer, City of Pflugerville