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17th Annual Bell County Water Symposium

November 15

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           8:00 a.m.            Registration

           8:30 a.m.            Welcome & Introduction & Theme of the Day                                                          

                                                 Leland Gersbach, Board President, Clearwater UWCD                                    

           8:35 a.m.             Clearwater UWCD: State of the District

                                                 Leland Gersbach, Board President, Clearwater UWCD

                                                 Dirk Aaron, General Manager, Clearwater UWCD

            9:00 a.m.             GCDs: What They Do and Why They Matter & Reflections on the 1917 Conservation Amendment : 100th Anniversary

                                                 Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts

            9:30 a.m.             Overview of the TWCA Organization and the 85th Legislative Session

                                                 Stacey Allison Steinbach, Assistant General Manager, Texas Water Conservation Association

                                                  Adeline Fox, Communications Director, Texas Water Conservation Association

            10:00 a.m.          15 Minute Break

            10:15 a.m.           The State of Water Resources in Texas

                                                 Bech Bruun, Chairman, Texas Water Development Board

            11:00 a.m.          Brazos River Basin Update

                                                 David Collinsworth, Middle & Lower Basin Manager, Brazos River Authority

            11:30 a.m.           Keynote: Water Planning and Implementation in Texas, Now or Never

                                                 Lyle Larson, Chairman, House Natural Resources Committee, Texas House of Representatives, District 122

             12:00 – Lunch   Welcome Address

                                                 Dr. Marc Nigliazzo, President, Texas A&M University – Central Texas

             1:00 p.m.            Understanding the Geology of the Aquifers in Bell County for ASR

                                                 James Beach, P.G. Senior Vice-Pres., LBG-Guyton Associates

             1:30 p.m.            ASR Feasibility: Can We Make it Work?

                                                 Dr. Gretchen Miller, Associate Professor, Civil Engineering, Texas A&M University

                                                 Dr. June Wolfe, Associate Research Scientist, Texas A&M AgriLife Research

             2:00 p.m.            Scientific Initiatives and Tools Addressing Aquifer Conditions

                                                 James Beach, P.G. Senior Vice-Pres., LBG-Guyton Associates

                                                 Brant Konetchy, Hydrologist 1, LBG-Guyton Associates

              2:30 p.m.             TexMesonet: Statewide Earth Observation Network

                                                 Dr. Leyon Greene, Hydrologist & Meteorologist, TexMesonet, Texas Water Development Board

              3:00 p.m.             Watershed Protection in Central Texas

                                                 Lisa Prcin, Research Associate, Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Blackand Research & Extension Center  

              3:30 p.m.            Evaluation

                                               Whitney Grantham, County Extension Agent – Natural Resources, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension – Bell County


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