(as of May 10, 2012)
 
Sunday, May 20: Dinner with Keynote Speaker
6:00 - 6:45 PM Cocktail Reception
6:45 - 8:30 PM Dinner with Keynote Speaker
  The Honorable Mark Strama, Texas State Representative, District 50
   
Monday, May 21: Morning
Texas Water Security – Supply and Demand
7:00 AM    Registration Opens
   
7:30 AM    Continental Breakfast
   
8:00 AM    Welcome and Opening Remarks
William R. Brinkley, Ph.D.; TAMEST President, Baylor College of Medicine
Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.; Program Chair, Director for the Center for Research in Water Resources at The University of Texas at Austin
   
8:30 AM    Water Use: Efficiency, Conservation and Demand Reduction
Robert Puente; President and CEO, San Antonio Water System
   
9:00 AM    Climate Change and Uncertainty in Future Availability
John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.; Regents Professor and State Climatologist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
   
9:30 AM    Water Availability during the Drought
David R. Maidment, Ph.D.; Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering and Director, Center for Research in Water Resources, The University of Texas at Austin
   
10:00 AM Regulatory Perspectives
Ronald A. Kaiser, Ph.D.; Professor of Water Law & Policy, Chair of Graduate Water Program, Texas A&M University
   
10:30 – 10:45 AM Break
   
10:45 AM Panel - Water Demands and Sectors Most at Risk
Moderator:  Les Shephard, Ph.D.; Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute, The University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Karen Bondy; Manager of Water Resources Management, Lower Colorado River Authority
  • Cindy Loeffler; Water Resources Branch Chief, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
  • Drew Nelson; Clean Energy Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Ron Ellis; Manager, Water Rights Permitting and Availability, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality       
  • Todd Votteler, Ph.D.; Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy; Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA)
   
12:00 - 1:00 PM Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Freshwater Supplies: Surface and Groundwater Resources

Keynote Speaker: Robert E. Mace, Ph.D., P.G.; Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Science and Conservation, Texas Water Development Board
   
Monday, May 21: Afternoon
Texas Water Security – Changing Directions
   
1:15 PM Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Water Availability
Michael Hightower; Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Energy Security Center, Sandia National Laboratories
   
1:45 PM Water Reuse in Texas: What Does the Future Hold?
Ellen T. McDonald, Ph.D., P.E.; Principal, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.
   
2:15 PM International Perspective on Water Reuse and Desalination
Ralph Eberts; Executive Vice President, Black and Veatch
   
2:45 PM     Desalination and Reuse: Providing for a Sustainable Water Supply
Edmund G. Archuleta, P.E.; President and CEO, El Paso Water Utilities
   
3:15 PM Desalination – Technological Challenges and Opportunities
Desmond F. Lawler, Ph.D.; Nasser I. Al-Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
   
3:45 – 4:00 PM Break
   
4:00 PM Panel - Technological, Economic and Legal Challenges to Realizing the Potential of New Water Sources
Moderator: Michael H. Young, Ph.D.; Senior Research Scientist and Associate Director - Environmental Systems, Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Jorge A. Arroyo; Director, Innovation Water Technologies, Texas Water Development Board
  • Stacey A. Steinbach, J.D.; Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
  • Michael E. Webber, Ph.D.; Associate Director of the Center for International Energy and Environmental Policy and Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Kent Zammit; Senior Program Manager-Environment, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
   
5:00 PM Recap and Paths Forward
   
5:30 PM Water Summit Concludes