2012 Texas Water Summit Speaker Presentations
Texas Water Security - Supply and Demand
Robert R. Puente
President/CEO, San Antonio Water System
Presentation: Water Use: Efficiency, Conservation and Demand Reduction
John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D.
Regents Professor and State Climatologist, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University
Presentation: Climate Change and Uncertainty in Future Availability
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
Presentation: Water Availability during the Drought
Ronald A. Kaiser, Ph.D.
Professor of Water Law & Policy, Chair of Graduate Water Program, Texas A&M University
Presentation: Regulatory Perspectives
Panel - Water Demands and Sectors Most at Risk
Manager of Water Resources Management, Lower Colorado River Authority
Cindy Loeffler, P.E.
Water Resources Branch Chief, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department
Clean Energy Project Manager, Environmental Defense Fund
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)
Lunch with Keynote Speaker
Robert E. Mace, Ph.D., P.G.
Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Science and Conservation, Texas Water Development Board
Freshwater Supplies: Surface and Groundwater Resources
Texas Water Security – Changing Directions
Michael Hightower, Ph.D.
Distinguished Member, Technical Staff, Energy Security Center, Sandia National Laboratories
Presentation: Challenges and Opportunities for Expanding Water Availability
Ellen McDonald, Ph.D., P.E.
Principal, Allan Plummer Associates, Inc.
Presentation: Water Reuse in Texas: What Does the Future Hold?
Ralph T. Eberts
Executive Vice President, Black and Veatch
Presentation: International Perspective on Water Reuse and Desalination
Edmund G. Archuleta, P.E.
President and CEO, El Paso Water Utilities
Presentation: Desalination and Reuse: Providing for a Sustainable Water Supply
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
(presentation not available at this time)
Panel - Technological, Economic and Legal Challenges to Realizing the Potential of New Water Sources
Jorge Arroyo, P.E.
Director, Innovative Water Technologies, Texas Water Development Board
Stacey A. Steinbach, J.D.
Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
Michael 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, The University of Texas at Austin
Senior Program Manager-Environment, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
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