2015 Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium: Presentation materials

The 5th Annual Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium theme was  “Dive Deep Into Water Conservation.” Attendees learned about:

-Designing successful demand management programs
-Developing regional and local guidelines for drought tolerant landscapes
-Advancing innovative approaches to efficient water use at a large commercial facility
-Connecting water and energy consumption to promote water conservation
-Using social media to engage customers as allies in water conservation

The symposium was sponsored by: Aqua Water Supply, Austin Area Research Organization, Austin Water, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District, Capital Area Suburban Exchange, City of Cedar Park, City of Georgetown, City of Pflugerville, City of Round Rock, City of San Marcos, Lower Colorado River Authority, Masuen Consulting, Seton Healthcare Family, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter, Southwest Water, Texas AWWA, Texas Water Foundation, and Texas Water Development Board.

CTWCS Flyer PDF    |     Agenda PDF    |     Speaker Bio Booklet PDF     |      Sponsors PDF

Design, Not Drought, Key to Demand Management in Southern California

William McDonnell, Water Use Efficiency Manager, Metropolitan Water District of S. California

Panel: Best Business Practice: Drought-Tolerant Landscapes

Hank Smith, Principal and Owner, Texas Engineering Solutions, LLC and Matt Hollon, Environmental & Conservation Program Mgr., Watershed Protection, City of Austin

Chris Berry, Community Developer, Betenbough Homes

Water Conservation Design for Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas

Michele L. Van Hyfte, Manager of Environmental Stewardship, Seton Healthcare Family

Panel: Technology Tactics for Engaging Customers

Whitney Bishop, Social Media and Video Producer, Texas Parks & Wildlife Department

Michael Graef, Social Media Lead, San Antonio Water Systems

Terri Waggoner, Public Information Officer, City of Pflugerville