Sunday, May 20: Dinner with Keynote Speaker

Mark Strama

Keynote Speaker:
The Honorable Mark Strama
Texas State Representative, District 50


Monday, May 21: Morning

Texas Water Security—Supply and Demand

William Brinkley

Welcome and Opening Remarks

William R. Brinkley, Ph.D.; 2012 TAMEST President
Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.; Program Chair

Robert Puente

Water Use: Efficiency, Conservation and Demand Reduction
Robert R. Puente
President and CEO, San Antonio Water System

John Nielsen-Gammon

Climate Change and Uncertainty in Future Availability
John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and State Climatologist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University

David Maidment

Water Availability during the Drought
David R. Maidment, Ph.D.
Hussein M. Alharthy Centennial Chair in Civil Engineering
Director of the Center for Research in Water Resources
The University of Texas at Austin

Ronald Kaiser

Regulatory Perspectives
Ronald A. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Water Law and Policy, Chair of Graduate Water Program,
Texas A&M University

Water Summit Morning Panel

Panel—Water Demands and Sectors Most at Risk
Moderator: Les E. Shephard, Ph.D.;
Robert F. McDermott Distinguished Chair in Engineering and Director, Texas Sustainable Energy Research Institute,
The University of Texas at San Antonio

Panelists:
• 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
• Kellye Rila; Director, Water Availability Division, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
• Todd Votteler, Ph.D.; Executive Manager of Science, Intergovernmental Relations and Policy, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority(GBRA)


Monday, May 21: Lunch with Keynote Speaker

Robert Mace

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

Michael Hightower

Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Water Availability
Michael Hightower, Ph.D
Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Energy Security Center
Sandia National Laboratories

Ellen McDonald

Water Reuse in Texas: What Does the Future Hold?
Ellen T. McDonald, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal, Alan Plummer Associates, Inc.

Ralph Eberts

International Perspectives on Water Reuse and Desalination
Ralph T. Eberts
Executive Vice President, Black and Veatch

Edmund Archuleta

Desalination and Reuse: Providing for a Sustainable Water Supply
Edmund G. Archuleta, P.E.
President and CEO, El Paso Water Utilities

Desmond Lawler

Desalination—Technological Challenges and Opportunities
Desmond F. Lawler, Ph.D.
Nasser I. Al Rashid Chair in Civil Engineering, University Distinguished Teaching Professor, The University of Texas at Austin

Water Summit Afternoon Panel

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

Panelists:
• Jorge A. Arroyo, P.E.; Director, Innovative 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)


Danny Reible

Recap and Paths Forward

Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.; Program Chair