Welcome and Opening Remarks
Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.
2014 Texas Water Summit Program Chair, Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair, Texas Tech University


Water Availability


Future Water Availability
John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University

Bradfield Lyon, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society, The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Potential for Texas Water Plan to Address Future Water Needs
Carlos Rubinstein
Chairman, Texas Water Development Board

Elizabeth Fazio, J.D., LL.M.
Committee Director, Committee on Natural Resources, Texas House of Representatives

Panel – Economics of Water
Ari M. Michelsen, Ph.D.
Regents Fellow, Professor and Center Director, Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso, The Texas A&M University System

Sheila M. Olmstead, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Keith R. Phillips, Ph.D.
Senior Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


Agricultural Water Use


Agricultural Water Requirements and Conservation Technologies
Jay Bragg
Associate Director, Commodity and Regulatory Activities, Texas Farm Bureau

Regional Opportunities and Challenges
Rio Grande Valley
Wayne Halbert
General Manager, Harlingen Irrigation District

High Plains
Charles West, Ph.D.
Thornton Distinguished Chair of Plant and Soil Science and Interim Director of the CASNR Water Center, Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, Texas Tech University

Advanced Irrigation Technologies
Stephan Maas, Ph.D.
Professor of Agricultural Microclimatology with a joint appointment with Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas Tech University


Water for Ecological Needs


Water for Ecological Needs
Laura Huffman
Texas State Director, The Nature Conservancy


Industrial Water Needs and Opportunities

Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Opportunities
H.W. (Bill) Hoffman, P.E.
Senior Technical Adviser, Water Management, Inc.

Panel – Sector Based Use and Conservation
Jean-Philippe Nicot, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas at Austin

Todd Langford
Senior Sales Professional, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies

Carey King, Ph.D.
Assistant Director, Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin

Tim Finley
Global Water Technology Leader, The Dow Chemical Company


Opportunities for New Industrial Waters


Brackish/Salt Water Resources
John Meyer, P.G.
Geologist, Texas Water Development Board

Upgrading Technologies
Benny D. Freeman, Ph.D.
Richard B. Curran Centennial Chair in Engineering, Cockrell School of Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin

Industrial Water Reuse
Bob Holt
Corporate Account Executive, GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies

Open Discussion – Where Do We Go from Here?
John Meyer, P.G.
Texas Water Development Board

Jay Bragg
Texas Farm Bureau

H.W. (Bill) Hoffman, P.E.
Water Management, Inc.

Ari M. Michelsen, Ph.D.
Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center at El Paso
The Texas A&M University System

John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.
Texas State Climatologist,
Texas A&M University