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Texas Water Conservation Association 10th annual Texas Water Day in Washington, D.C.

The Texas Water Conservation Association (TWCA), through its Federal Affairs Committee and the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB), has scheduled the 10th (Tenth) Annual Texas Water Day, which will take place February 4-6, 2014, in Washington, D.C.

Texas Congressional Members, key Congressional Committee Members and staff, leaders of Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and USGS, and others will come to Capitol, Room HVC-201 in the Capitol Building, to comment on our Texas priority issues and, importantly to hear from us on those issues. This is our opportunity to ask questions and for the TWCA and TWDB delegation to make requests for assistance in addressing our priority water issues.

The Congressional Reception will be held on Wednesday, February 5, 2014, at 6:00 p.m., in Room B-339 of the Rayburn House Office Building. We urge you to invite your members of Congress to attend the reception.

For more information visit www.twca.org/texas-water-day/

 

This article was originally posted here: http://watrnews.com/2013/12/texas-water-conservation-association-10th-annual-texas-water-day-washington-d-c/#.Ut2cJU3nbIU

New TWDB Organization Structure

There are three divisional functional units: Water Science & Conservation, Water Supply & Infrastructure, and Operations & Administration, each reporting to the Executive Administrator’s office. Robert Mace is Deputy EA for Water Science and Conservation, with both surface water and groundwater resources functional units, as well as another oriented toward conservation and innovation technologies. The roles and names in the groundwater sections we deal with regularly – Larry French, Rima Petrossian, Cindy Ridgeway, Janie Hopkins, Bryan Anderson – remain largely unchanged.

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Clearwater Announces 13th Annual Water Symposium

Bell County Water SymposiumThe Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District is hosting its 13th annual Bell County Water Symposium. This year’s event will be held November 14, 2013 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at the Central Texas Council of Governments Building at 2180 N. Main Street, Belton, TX. Co-sponsors include Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service; Lloyd Gosselink Attorneys at Law; HALFF Associates; and Bell County.

Keynote presentation by Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist and Regents Professor at Texas A&M University, will highlight the day’s activities. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon’s weather-related work involves jet streams, extreme rainfall events, and land and sea breezes. His air quality research includes field forecasting support, numerical simulation, and diagnostic analysis of ozone events in Houston and Dallas for the Texas Air Quality Studies in 2000 and 2005-6. Dr. Nielsen-Gammon has also worked on drought monitoring and forecasting, air pollution climatology, and improvements to the climate data record. He teaches courses in weather analysis, weather forecasting, climatology, and atmospheric dynamics.

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