2017 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium: Presentation materials


The annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium provides water utilities with the information they need to implement successful water conservation programs.

Topics covered include:

  • Communicating about conservation in order to turn your customers into water savers and water utility advocates.
  • Examining water conservation benefits and pitfalls from the water utility perspective
  • Tools to reduce outdoor water use designed for the Gulf Coast region
  • How to measure and get a handle on loss at your utility
  • Case studies from Texas utilities on AMI from start to finish – planning, deploying and connecting customers to data
  • Leveraging the newly adopted PACE program for big savings in the ICI sector
  • Innovative outreach programs for education and water conservation

Water Conservation in a Revenue Constrained World: How to Walk and Talk about Conservation and Investment

George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager, DC Water
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Innovative Outreach for Education and H2O Conservation

Minecraft Water Challenge
James Ridgway, Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District

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Galveston Bay Water Brigade

Paula Paciorek , Galveston Bay Foundation and Lizzie Jespersen, National Wildlife Federation
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Saving Water Outdoors: Water My Yard Program for the Gulf Coast

Mike Turco, General Manager, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District

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PACE Funding for Water Efficiency in the ICI Sector

Jonathon Blackburn, Texas PACE Authority

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Water Loss Control and Effective Utility Management

Steve Cavanaugh Jr., Cavanaugh & Associates

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Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) – Utility Implementation and Customer Engagement

An Insider’s Story: Implementing an AMI System in Round Rock
Jessica Woods, City of Round Rock

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Sharing AMI Data with Customers to Improve Water Use Awareness
Abby Owens, City of Plano

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