Water for Texas 2019 Conference
Title: Salty Solutions to Our Water Supply Needs
Date: Thursday, January 24, 2019
Time: 9-10:00 AM
Room: Amphitheater 204, Meeting Level II
Speakers: Jorge Arroyo, PE, Freese and Nichols; Michael Irlbeck, EPCOR; Peter MacLaggan, PE, Poseidon Water LLC; Craig Pedersen, Enviro Water Minerals Company
About: Brackish and seawater desalination hold significant potential as water supplies in Texas, but both have historically faced challenges. Panelists will examine success stories and technological advances that are helping rewrite the future of desalination.
Title: The Water Supply and Flood Mitigation Nexus: Can It Work?
Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 10:45-11:45 AM
Room: Room 104, Meeting Level I
Speakers: Michael Reedy, Freese and Nichols; John B. Hofmann, LCRA; Gretchen Miller, Ph.D., PE, Texas A&M University; Stephanie J. Moore, PG, Daniel B. Stephens & Associates
About: Given Texas' history and ongoing susceptibility to flood, now is the time to think innovatively about flood mitigation and control strategies. Panelists will discuss the feasibility of strategies such as reservoir modification, stormwater capture, and aquifer storage and recovery, as well as the future of flood and water supply planning working together. (1hr TFMA CE credit approved)