2015 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium: Presentation materials

[eltd_section_title type_out=”no” title=”2015 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium: Presentation materials”]The Annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium theme was “Reduce and Reuse: Making Water Conservation Work for the Gulf Coast Region.” Attendees learned about:

-Results of a statewide poll focused on public attitudes and perceptions on water supply, water conservation and what utilities can do to promote water conservation
-Proven methods from around the state to reduce outdoor water use in your community
-How building codes and green building principles can save water in growing communities
-HB4 / State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and how it works
-How Texas utilities can use SWIFT funds for water conservation programs
-What role does reuse play in meeting the Gulf Coast’s future water needs

The symposium is sponsored by: Texas Water Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter, Galveston Bay Foundation, Gulf Coast – Montgomery County Water Efficiency Network, Allen Boone Humphries Robinson, Masuen Consulting, Municipal District Services, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, Smith, Murdaugh, Little & Bonham, LLP, Costello Engineering, City of Sugar Land, West Harris County Regional Water Authority, Jones and Carter Inc., Schwartz, Page, and Harding, LLP, Woodlands Joint Powers Agency, North Harris County Regional Water Authority, San Jacinto River Authority, IDS Engineering Group, NRG Energy, Inc., Brown & Gay Engineers, North Fort Bend Water Authority, City of Houston, Houston WaterWorks Education Center

GCWCS Flyer PDF     |     Agenda PDF    |     Sponsors PDF

Texas Statewide Water Conservation Survey

Mike Baselice, President and CEO, Baselice and Associates, Inc.



Panel: Easy Ways to Conserve Water: Reducing Outdoor Water Use

City of Georgetown Lawn Reduction Program
Kathy Ragsdale, City of Georgetown

Education and Outreach Make Programs Successful: The Lawn Whisperer
Mark Olson, Tarrant Regional Water District

Large Scale Xeriscaping Saves Water: Woodlands Mall Project
Bob Dailey, Woodlands Joint Powers Agency


Build it Right! Adopt Codes and Requirements to Save Water in Your Community

Steve Stelzer, Green Building Resource Center, City of Houston


State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) and How it Works

Kathleen Jackson, Board Member, Texas Water Development Board


Financing Water Conservation Infrastructure with SWIFT Funds

Jeff Leuschel, Partner, McCall, Parkhurst & Horton, L.L.P.



Panel: What Role Reuse Plays in Meeting the Region’s Water Needs

Southern Montgomery County MUD Reclaimed Water System
Rick Moffatt, Southern Montgomery Co. MUD

Environmental Considerations for Reuse Programs
Myron Hess, National Wildlife Federation

City of Houston Plans for Reuse System
Mark L. Loethen, City of Houston