Conference Materials: 2017 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

Feb. 22, 2017

The annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium provides water utilities with the information they need to implement successful water conservation programs.

Topics covered include:

  • Communicating about conservation in order to turn your customers into water savers and water utility advocates.
  • Examining water conservation benefits and pitfalls from the water utility perspective
  • Tools to reduce outdoor water use designed for the Gulf Coast region
  • How to measure and get a handle on loss at your utility
  • Case studies from Texas utilities on AMI from start to finish – planning, deploying and connecting customers to data
  • Leveraging the newly adopted PACE program for big savings in the ICI sector
  • Innovative outreach programs for education and water conservation

Symposium Agenda and Presentations

Water Conservation in a Revenue Constrained World: How to Walk and Talk about Conservation and Investment

George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager, DC Water

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Innovative Outreach for Education and H2O Conservation

Minecraft Water Challenge

James Ridgway, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

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Galveston Bay Water Brigade

Paula Paciorek , Galveston Bay Foundation

Lizzie Jespersen, National Wildlife Federation

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Saving Water Outdoors: Water My Yard Program for the Gulf Coast

Mike Turco, General Manager, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District

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PACE Funding for Water Efficiency in the ICI Sector

Jonathon Blackburn, Texas PACE Authority

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Water Loss Control and Effective Utility Management

Steve Cavanaugh Jr., Cavanaugh & Associates

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Utility Implementation and Customer Engagement

An Insider’s Story: Implementing an AMI System in Round Rock

Jessica Woods, City of Round Rock

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Sharing AMI Data with Customers to Improve Water Use Awareness

Abby Owens, City of Plano

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