Registration is Open – 2018 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

Conservation’s Potential and Promise in Changing Times

The Gulf Coast 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.

Date: March 22, 2018 II 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $45 Registration
Location: United Way Community Resource Center, Houston, TX
Review Agenda

Topics to be covered:

  • Learn how to effectively use social media to deliver water conservation messaging to customers and stakeholders, as well as local journalists.
  • The latest news from the Texas Water Development Board
  • Conservation’s Potential and Promise:
    • Water Conservation by the Yard: How much can your community save by limiting outdoor watering
    • Water Conservation Equals Texas Jobs
  • Innovative Financing Tools to Rebuild the Gulf Coast with Water Conservation in Mind
  • Gulf Coast Weather Future – which weather events are signs of things to come, and which are just the weather up to its old tricks.
  • Why am I using Less Water and Paying More? Learn how to address this issue with customers
  • Incentivizing Water Conservation through creative programs

Speakers Include:

  • Kathleen Jackson, Board Member, Texas Water Development Board
  • Stacy Chesny, Manager of Media Communications, Denver Water
  • Carole Baker, President, Texas Water Foundation
  • Lindsay Kovar, BGE, Inc.
  • Bob Patton, Board Member, North Fort Bend Water Authority
  • Ruthie Redmond, Water Resources Specialist, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter
  • John Nielson-Gammon, State Climatologist and Professor of Atmospheric Science, Texas A&M
  • Tom Entsminger, State Programs Coordinator, Texas Water Development Board
  • Marina Badoian-Kriticos, Regional Program Advisor, Texas PACE Authority
  • Stu Feinglas, Senior Water Resources Analyst, City of Westminster
  • Jonathan Kleinman, President, AIQUEOUS

Who Should Attend?

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.

Texas Water Foundation
P.O. Box 13252
Austin, Texas 78711-3252

Have ideas about how we might work together? Please call (512) 663-6634 or email Sarah Schlessigner at

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