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

The REC of Grapevine
1175 Municipal Way
Grapevine, TX 76051
June 23, 2016
10 AM - 2:30 PM

The SWIFT Funding workshop covered topics on evaluating options to take advantage of SWIFT funding for water conservation. These topics were based on questions such as: Is your utility considering whether SWIFT funding from the Texas Water Development Board is an appropriate funding source to for managing your water supplies? Fellow colleagues presented on the ins and outs of SWIFT funding, with a focus on water conservation. Water experts shared their knowledge on how they evaluated their conservation programs, assessed funding options and been through the SWIFT application process.

Speakers Included:

  • Ken Kramer, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter
  • Carlos Rubinstein, RSAH2O & Former Chairman TWDB
  • Texas Water Development Board Staff Specialists
  • Micah Reed, City of Fort Worth
  • Bill Moriarty, King Engineering (City of Keller)
  • Amy Kaarlela, Region C Water Planning Group Project Manager
  • Sapna Mulki, Hahn Public
  • Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter
  • Dustan Compton, Tarrant Region Water District

Hosted by:

Tarrant Regional Water District – Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter – North Texas Municipal Water District – Dallas Water Utilties – Texas Water Foundation – Texas Living Waters Project

Who attended:

Water Resource Managers, Water Utility Directors, Mayors and City Council Members, City Managers, MUD Board Members, Utility Finance Directors, CFO’s, County Leadership, Conservation Staff, Business and Community Leaders.

Agenda PDF


Workshop Agenda and Presentations


What’s in the Region C Plan: How much conservation do we need and how are we going to get there?

Amy Kaarlela, Project Manager, Region C Water Planning Group (Freese & Nichols)



Digging into the SWIFT Application Process

Tom Entsminger, State Programs Coordinator, Texas Water Development Board



Communicating with your Customers to Create Advocates 

Sapna Mulki, Water Director, Hahn Public



Case Study: The City of Fort Worth’s Application for SWIFT Funds: Process and Lessons Learned

Micah Reed, Water Conservation Manager, City of Fort Worth



Case Study: The City of Keller’s Application for SWIFT Funds

William Moriarty P.E., Vice-President, King Engineering

Keith Fisher, Director of Public Works, City of Keller

Thomas Hoover, Thomas Hoover Engineering, LLC