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Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium

March 19 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm


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About this event:

The Central Texas Water Conservation Symposium provides water utilities with the information needed to implement successful water conservation programs, effectively engage customers, and plan for the future. Learn from state and national experts about the latest approaches, what is coming next, and best practices for maximum efficiency gains.

Tuesday, March 19, 2024 – 8:00 – 3:00

Austin Central Library, 710 W Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701

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2024 Program Theme:
Waves of Change: Charting the Path for Water Stewardship in Uncertain Times

Program Highlights:

Keynote: Creating and Maintaining a Sustainable Water Community

  • Doa Ross, General Manager – Engineering, Southern Nevada Water Authority

Maximizing Water Resources: Strategies and Challenges in Drought Management

  • Drought Management Tactics to Extend Water Supplies, Tom Hegemier, LCRA
  • Using 311 apps for Watering Enforcement During a DroughtSteve Villatoro, Austin Water
  • Challenges of Water Conservation and Irrigation Enforcement in a mid-sized Water Utility, Jason Homan, Travis County WCID 17

What Happened with El Niňo?

  • John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University

The Texas Water Fund: What is it, and what can it do for Water Conservation, Water Loss Mitigation, and Water Awareness

  • Sam Marie Hermitte, Texas Water Development Board

Unexpected Partners – How External Partnerships Can Lead to Greater Water Savings

  • Rain Catcher Program: Co-funding a Water Customer Incentive Program, Denise Delaney, Austin Watershed Protection
  • Expanding Water Conservation through Partnerships, Juan Soulas, San Antonio Water System
  • Joining Forces for Water Conservation, Emily Morales, City of Round Rock

Getting a Handle on Outdoor Water Use

  • Panel Discussion with Karen Guz (SAWS), Christopher Charles (Austin Water), Andrew Cummings (New Braunfels Utilities), Tiffany Diaz (Georgetown)

BONUS EVENT: Guided tour of Austin Central Library’s innovative Onsite Water Reuse System


Who Should Attend the 2023 CTWCS?

Mayors, City Council, Board Members of MUD’s, Regional Water Authorities, City Managers, Water Utility Directors and Staff, Water Conservation Managers, Program Staff and other Relevant Staff, CFO’s Finance Directors, Sustainability Directors, Business and Community Leaders, Consultants and Advocates.


March 19
8:00 am - 3:00 pm


Austin Central Library
710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
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(512) 974-7400

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