RICHMOND, TX :: SWIFT Funding Workshop: Focus on Water Conservation

December 15, 2016
10:00 AM - 2:30 PM


SWIFT Funding Workshop: Focus on Water Conservation Projects

Is your utility considering whether SWIFT funding from the Texas Water Development Board is an appropriate funding source for managing your water supplies and implementing water saving programs that will benefit your utility and customers in the long term?  The application period for the third round of SWIFT Funding is open December 1st.  The time to evaluate your utility’s options and plan to take advantage of low-cost SWIFT funding for water conservation is now.  

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 Gulf Coast’s future water supply.  

When:  Thursday, December 15, 2016 – 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM (Check in @ 9:30)

Where: William B. Travis Bldg., 301 Jackson Street, Room 603, Richmond, TX 77469 MAP

Price: Registration $25 – Lunch Provided

Agenda: Richmond SWIFT Workshop


Speakers Include:

  • Paul Nelson, Gulf Coast Water Efficiency Network / Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District
  • Mike Turco, Fort Bend Subsidence District
  • Jason Afinowicz, Freese & Nichols / Region H Water Planning Group
  • Tom Entsminger, Texas Water Development Board
  • Heather Cooke, City of Austin 
  • Carlos Rubinstein, RSAH2O & Former Chairman TWDB
  • Jennifer Walker, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
  • Ken Kramer, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter
  • Bill Moriarty P.E. and Tom Hoover P.E., Cities of Keller and Bedford 
  • Jonathan Kleinman, Aiqueous 

Who Should Attend:  

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.

Hosted by:

Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter – National Wildlife Federation – Galveston Bay Foundation – Texas Living Waters Project – Gulf Coast Water Efficiency Network – Region H Water Planning Group – Fort Bend Subsidence District – Meadows Center for Water and the Environment  – Texas Water Foundation