2017 Texas Groundwater Summit

San Marcos, Texas
Tuesday, August 29, 2017


The 2017 Texas Groundwater Summit will be held August 29-31, 2017 at the San Marcos Embassy Suites and Conference Center. REGISTER TODAY! Register by July 31 to secure the regular registration rate.

NEW! Live Streaming Available
Unable to attend in person? Join us via Live Stream and earn up to 12.5 CLE credits! Click the "Register Now" button to sign up today.

If you would like to join the email list for the latest Summit announcements, email groundwater@iemshows.com.

Keynote Announcement

Honorable Nathan L. Hecht
Chief Justice, Supreme Court of Texas

Keynote Address
10:30am on Wednesday, August 30

Nathan L. Hecht is the 27th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas. He has been elected to the Court six times, first in 1988 as a Justice, and most recently in 2014 as Chief Justice. He is the longest-serving Member of the Court in Texas history and the senior Texas appellate judge in active service. Find Chief Justice Hecht's full bio by clicking here.

Summit Agenda
12.5 Continuing Legal Education credits available!
To view the 2017 session titles, speaker names and affiliations, and details on the networking events, please view our current agenda. Check back here for frequent updates.


eneral Information

The Texas Groundwater Summit is one of Texas' premiere annual groundwater events, bringing together a diverse group of groundwater professionals over three days to discuss emerging trends and new research. The event provides a mix of expert presentations on all areas of groundwater management, as well as networking opportunities for the groundwater community.  We expect to have more than two dozen exhibitors and 350 groundwater industry leaders, community stakeholders, agency representatives and elected officials in attendance. This year, our program will offer a particular focus on the outcomes of the 85th Texas Legislative Session. You won't want to miss it!

Support the Summit
The Texas Groundwater Summit offers a number of exclusive sponsorship opportunities, and features over 25 exhibits throughout the event. Join us today as a supporter or exhibitor to maximize exposure and get the best exhibit locations.

NEW! The 2017 Summit General Session will be live-streamed for attendees that are not able to join us in person. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of the summit, the Live Streaming Sponsorship is an exceptional opportunity to reach our attendees during and long after the event. For more information on this or other sponsorships, please email groundwater@iemshows.com.


Student Scholarships
For the second year, scholarships to attend the Texas Groundwater Summit are available to students with a demonstrated interest in groundwater in Texas. Scholarships include a free badge to the three days of sessions and networking events, and, in some cases, travel stipends may be available. For more information, please email

Who Should Attend?
  • Groundwater Conservation District staff and board members
  • Well drillers and well technology companies
  • Water providers and planners
  • Groundwater stakeholders, including agriculture, oil & gas, environmental and industrial
  • Attorneys, hydrogeologists, and engineers working in the water field
  • Groundwater technology experts and vendors
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Students
  • Anyone interested in the future of groundwater in Texas

San Marcos Embassy Suites & Conference Center
1001 E. McCarty Lane
San Marcos, Texas 78666

(512) 392-6450

Contact Information

Payment Instructions

  • Remittance Information:

    Innovation Event Management
    ATTN: Texas Groundwater Summit
    5508 HWY 290 W, STE 208
    Austin, TX 78735

    For questions, please call 512-638-0937 or email groundwater@iemshows.com.

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