H2O4TEXAS

Fort Worth, Texas
Thursday, September 11, 2014

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2014 Summit Presentations

To view the 2014 presentations, click on the word 'Presentation' next to the speaker name to view a PDF of their Conference slides. If there is a presentation missing that you'd like to add or if there is a problem with the file, please email kristen.dudding@iemshows.com.



THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 

9:00am – 9:30am      H2O4TEXAS Welcome

Welcome Address

Joey Park, President, H2O4TEXAS Board of Directors
Heather Harward, Executive Director, H2O4TEXAS

Conference Chair Address
Justin Yancy, Executive Director, Texas Business Leadership Council

Welcome to Dallas-Fort Worth

Kelly Hancock
, State Senator, Texas Senate
Mabrie Jackson
, President and CEO, North Texas Commissioner

Introduction to LIVE Audience Polling
Jim Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project, University of Texas at Austin

 

9:30am – 11:00am     Panel on H.B. 4 Implementation

Panel Chair 
     
Drew Darby, State Representative, Texas House of Representative

Texas Water Development Board Perspective

Todd Chenoweth, Senior Advisor, Texas Water Development Board
Kevin Patteson, Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board

Regional Water Planning Group Perspective

John Burke, Chair, Regional Water Planning Group K
John Grant, Chair, Regional Water Planning Group F - Presentation
Jody Puckett, Vice Chair, Regional Water Planning Group C

Financial Management Perspective
Anne Burger Entrekin, Managing Director, First Southwest Company

Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts Perspective

Martin Hubert, Deputy Comptroller, Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts



11:00am – 11:20am   Update on Joint Committee on
                                   Desalination


Keynote Address

Todd Hunter, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives


11:30am – 1:30pm     Awards Luncheon and Keynote Address

Welcome Address

Betsy Price, Mayor, City of Fort Worth
Toby Baker, Commissioner, TCEQ - Presentation

Keynote Introduction
Mike Nasi, Secretary, H2O4TEXAS Board of Directors

Keynote Address
Glenn Hegar, State Senator, Texas Senate

Award Presentations
Awards honoring HB 4 leadership, presented by H2O4TEXAS Board of Directors


                                             Governor Rick Perry
                                             Lt. Governor David Dewhurst*
                                             Speaker Joe Straus
                                             Railroad Commissioner David Porter*
                                             Senator Troy Fraser
                                            
Senator Glenn Hagar*
                                             Senator Tommy Williams
                                            
Representative Drew Darby*
                                            
Representative Jim Pitts*
                                             Representative Allan Ritter
                                             *will be in attendance at the Luncheon

 

1:30pm – 2:30pm       New Technology and Water-Energy
                                    Nexus
 

Panel Chair                        
David Porter, Commissioner, Railroad Commission of Texas

Aquifer Storage and Recovery

David Pyne
, President, ASR Systems LLC - Presentation

Brackish Water

Leonard Dougal, Attorney, Jackson Walker - Presentation

Desalination

Guillermo Espiga, Head of Development, Poseidon Water - Presentation
                     
Netafim USA

Brad Waters, District Sales Manager, Netafim USA

 

2:30pm – 3:30pm      Conservation Developments

Panel Chair                        
Kathleen Jackson, Director, Texas Water Development Board

Region H Conservation Project
Kip Averitt, Founder and Principal, Averitt & Associates - Presentation
       
Agricultural Conservation and Irrigation

Bryan J. Gentsch, Ph.D., Executive Vice President, Texas Seed Trade Association
  
WaterSmart Software

Dominique Gomez, Director of Market Development, WaterSmart Software - Presentation

Master Meter, Inc

Ian MacLeod, VP Marketing, Master Meter, Inc.

 

3:30pm – 4:30pm      Movement of Water - Presentation

Panel Chair                        
Joseph Beal, Beal Consulting, Inc.  

Review of Texas Laws Related to Movement of Surface Water
Jason Hill, Attorney, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend

Review of Texas Laws Related to Movement of Groundwater

Brian Sledge, Attorney, Sledge Fancher
 
Review of Laws in Other States Related to Movement of Water

Wes Strickland, Attorney, Jackson Walker

 

4:30pm – 5:30pm      Cost of Water

Panel Chair                         
Kevin Ward, General Manager, Trinity River Authority
                                             
Cost of Water Overview

Rodney Smith, President, Stratecon Inc.
   
State Funding for SWP Projects

Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, State Senator, Texas Senate
   
Public Private Partnerships
L. Preston Bryant, Jr., Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting, LLC

 

5:30pm – 6:30pm       H2O4TEXAS Reception
Reception will feature special recognition of H2O4TEXAS’ past and present leadership.

 

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 

8:00am – 8:15am        Welcome and Opening Remarks

Conference Chair Welcome Address              
Heather Cooke, Legislative Coordinator, Austin Water Utility                                   

Welcome to Dallas-Fort Worth

Roberto Alonzo, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives
Charlie Geren, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives

 

8:15am – 8:45am        The History of TWDB and
                                     Water Planning in Texas 


Video Presentation
Joshua Meeks, Communications Director, H2O4TEXAS


9:00am – 10:00am       Navigating Changing Waters:
                                     A Preview of the 84th Legislature


Panel Chair
                        
Bill McKenzie, Editorial Director, George W. Bush Institute
           
Panelists
                            
Jim Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project, University of Texas at Austin
Harvey Kronberg, Editor, Quorum Report
Evan Smith, Editor in Chief and CEO, Texas Tribune

 

10:00am – 10:15am      Balancing Conservation with the
                                       Cost of Water

Keynote Address
Mary Ann Dickinson, Executive Director, Alliance for Water Efficiency - Presentation


10:15am - 10:30am       State Water Plan Implementation:
                                       Future Policy Issues - TWDB Perspective

                         
Keynote Address
Bech Bruun, Director, Texas Water Development Board - Presentation


10:30am - 11:30am       State Water Plan Implementation:
                                       Future Policy Issues


Panel Chair                                  
Craig Estes, State Senator, Texas Senate

Governance of RWPGs and SWP Amendment Process
Martin Rochelle, Attorney, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

Definition of Interregional Conflict
Carolyn Brittin, Consultant

Permitting and Contested Case Processes
Fred Aus, Executive Director, Texas Rural Water Association

Brackish Water Development
Hope Wells, Corporate Counsel, San Antonio Water System

11:30am - 12:00pm        State Water Plan Implementation:
                                         Legislative Perspective


Chair                            
Jim Henson, Director, Texas Politics Project, University of Texas at Austin

State Representatives           
Doug Miller, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives
Lyle Larson, State Representative, Texas House of Representatives - Presentation



 

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