2014 Texas Water Summit Program

Laura Huffman

The 2014 Texas Water Summit was designed to give stakeholders a better understanding of a number of critical issues around sustaining our economy as our population grows: the potential of the 2012 State Water Plan to address our future water needs; projections for future availability; the economics of water; and the promise of technology for conservation and reuse applications in the agricultural, commercial and industrial sectors. By identifying the key issues as well as possible solutions, TAMEST hopes the summit helps build consensus on a path forward toward sustaining our remarkable economic growth into the future.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Introduction

Ken Arnold, P.E.

TAMEST Vice President

WorleyParsons

Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.

Program Chair, Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair

Texas Tech University

Water Availability

Future Water Availability

Bradfield Lyon

Bradfield Lyon, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, International Research Institute for Climate and Society

The Earth Institute at Columbia University

John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.

Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist

Texas A&M 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

Moderator – Danny D. Reible, Ph.D.

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

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

Charles West, Ph.D.

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

Stephan Maas, Ph.D.

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

Laura Huffman

Texas State Director

The Nature Conservancy

Industrial Water Needs and Opportunities

Industrial, Commercial & Institutional Opportunities

H.W. (Bill) Hoffman

H.W. (Bill) Hoffman, P.E.

Senior Technical Adviser

Water Management, Inc.

Panel – Sector Based Use and Conservation

Jean-Philippe Nicot, Ph.D.

Jean-Philippe Nicot, Ph.D.

Research Scientist, Bureau of Economic Geology, Jackson School of Geosciences

The University of Texas at Austin

Todd Langford

Todd Langford

Senior Sales Professional

GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies

Carey King, Ph.D.

Carey King, Ph.D.

Assistant Director, Energy Institute

The University of Texas at Austin

Tim Finley

Tim Finley

Global Water Technology Leader

The Dow Chemical Company

Opportunities for New Industrial Waters

Brackish/Salt Water Resources

John Meyer, P.G.

John Meyer, P.G.

Geologist

Texas Water Development Board

Upgrading Technologies

Benny D. Freeman, Ph.D.

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

Bob Holt

Corporate Account Executive

GE Power & Water, Water & Process Technologies

Open Discussion – Where Do We Go from Here?

John Meyer, P.G.

John Meyer, P.G.

Geologist

Texas Water Development Board

Jay Bragg

Jay Bragg

Associate Director, Commodity and Regulatory Activities

Texas Farm Bureau

H.W. (Bill) Hoffman

H.W. (Bill) Hoffman, P.E.

Senior Technical Adviser

Water Management, Inc.

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

John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.

Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist

Texas A&M University

 


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