Conference Materials: SWIFT Funding Workshop: Focus on Water Conservation Projects

Texas A&M Agrilife Research and Extension Center Weslaco
10/20/16
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM

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Topics presented:

The time to start evaluating your options and planning to take advantage of SWIFT funding for water conservation is now.  Is your utility considering whether SWIFT funding from the Texas Water Development Board is an appropriate funding source for managing your water supplies?  Join fellow colleagues to learn the ins and outs of SWIFT funding, with a focus on water conservation.   Hear from experts that have evaluated their conservation programs, assessed funding options and been through the SWIFT application process.   Learn about conservation’s role in in the Lower Rio Grande Valley’s future water supply.

Agenda

Speakers Included:

  • Representative Eddie Lucio III, District 38
  • Tomas Rodriguez, Chairman, Region M Water Planning Group
  • Juan Landivar, Director, Weslaco Research and Extension Center
  • Tom Entsminger, State Programs Coordinator, Texas Water Development Board
  • Carlos Rubinstein, RSAH2O & Former Chairman TWDB
  • Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
  • Bill Moriarty P.E. and Tom Hoover P.E., Cities of Keller and Bedford
  • Jonathan Kleinman, President, Aiqueous

Hosted by:

Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter – Texas A&M Agrilife Research – Texas Living Waters Project – Representative Eddie Lucio III – Meadows Center for Water and the Environment – Texas Water Foundation – Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group (Region M)

 

Workshop Agenda and Presentations

Welcome

Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter

Juan Landivar, Director, Texas A&M Agrilife Research  

Presentation

 

Region M Water Plan Overview – What Role Does Water Conservation Play?

Tomas Rodriguez, Chair, Rio Grande Regional Water Planning Group (Region M)

Presentation

 

How Conservation fits into Texas’ Water Supply Picture

Jennifer Walker, Water Resources Program Manager, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter

Presentation

 

Digging into the SWIFT Application Process

Tom Entsminger, State Programs Coordinator, Texas Water Development Board

Pressentation

 

Navigating the SWIFT Application Process: Water Conservation Projects                

Jonathan Kleinman, President, Aiqueous

Presentation

 

Water Conservation in the Lower Rio Grande Valley

Representative Eddie Lucio III, District 38

Presentation     

 

Case Studies – SWIFT Funds for Municipal Conservation
The City of Keller & City of Bedford

William Moriarty P.E. and Tom Hoover P.E

Presentation

 

Water Conservation & Water Rates – Communication Strategies

Sapna Mulki, Water Director, Hahn Public

Presentation