Conference Materials: 2017 Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium

Canyon View Event Center
4800 Spicewood Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78759
Thursday, February 2, 2017
8 AM - 3 PM

CONSERVATION WORKS: Building Programs from Simple to Sophisticated

Topics presented:

National trends in water efficiency; Creating the Texas Water Conservation Scorecard; Conservation approaches that work during non-drought and drought conditions; Landscape water conservation by design, plant selection and efficient irrigation; Software-as-a-service opportunities for water conservation; Developing effective rainwater harvesting programs.



Symposium Agenda and Presentations

8:00 – 8:45 Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 Welcome

9:00 – 10:00 National Trends in Water Efficiency 

Mary Ann Dickinson, Alliance for Water Efficiency  


10:00 – 10:30 Tracking Success: Creating the Texas Water Conservation Scorecard

Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club 


10:30 – 10:45 Break 

10:45 – 11:45 Getting Nimble: Conservation Approaches That Work during Non-Drought  & Drought Conditions

Jeff Tejral, Denver Water 


11:45 – 12:45 Lunch 

12:45 – 1:30 Landscape Water Conservation by Design, Plant Selection and Efficient Irrigatio

Dotty Woodson, Texas AgriLife Extension 

1:30 – 2:00 Getting Water from *That* Cloud – Software-as-a-Service Opportunities for  Water Conservation

Jonathan Kleinman, Aiqueous 


2:00 – 3:00 Panel: Developing Effective Rainwater Harvesting Programs

Moderator: Jessica Woods

Chris Maxwell-Gaines, American Rainwater Catchment Systems Association

Rainwater Harvesting: The Water Camel


Robert Stefani, Austin Water

A History of Austin’s Rainwater Harvesting Rebate Program


Mark Peterson, San Antonio Water System

Rainwater & Reclaim Water Harvesting: Factors for Success … or Failure 


3:00 – 3:15 Wrap-up and evaluations