2017 Fall Technical Conference: Protecting Our Precious Resource - Texas Waters

Oct 19, 2017 08:00am -
Oct 19, 2017 05:00pm

Event Description

Protecting Our Precious Resource - Texas Waters

Leadership and Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science

Protecting Our Precious Resource
- Texas Waters

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

The American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists (AAEES) has assembled leaders from across public utilities, academia, industry, consulting, and resource planning to provide perspective and insight on the constraints they are facing with regard to Texas water resources. Attendees will learn the scope of issues being addressed by small and large utilities and gain insights into the strategies being employed to meet water demands and energy needs. Addressing today's complex water needs requires careful planning and innovative solutions. Our collection of notable experts will present available options and programs that have worked to secure the future of Texas waters.




8:25 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction

Robert WilliamsRobert C. Williams, P.E., BCEE
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.

State of the San Antonio Water System

Robert Puente

Robert R. Puente
San Antonio Water System


9:15 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Headwaters at the Comal: Restoration, Education, Community

Nancy Pappas

Nancy Pappas
Project Director
New Braunfels Utilities


10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.

Challenges to Texas Water Quality and Availability

Danny Reible

Dr. Danny D. Reible, P.E., BCEE
Donovan Maddox Distinguished Engineering Chair
Texas Tech University



11:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.

Innovation in Resource Recovery – A Texas Perspective

David Jackson

David R. Jackson, P.E., BCEE
Principal, Vice President
Freese & Nichols


11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Challenges to Recycling and Reuse of Wastewater from Oil and Gas Wells

Dan Mueller

Dan Mueller
Director, Natural Gas Exploration and Production
The Environmental Defense Fund


12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lunch (Box lunch included with registration)

1:30 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.

Insights into Water Utilization & Engagement in the South TX Oil Field

Christopher Ashcraft

Christopher Ashcraft
Vice President
South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable

Pete Spicer

Pete Spicer
Senior Environmental Scientist ConocoPhillips Eagle Ford Water Leader


2:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

What Makes the San Antonio River Important

Suzanne Scott

Suzanne Scott
General Manager
San Antonio River Authority


3:00 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

The Regional Water Planning Process – A Success Story

Kathleen Jackson

Kathleen Jackson
Board Member
Texas Water Development Board


3:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Closing Summary Roundtable

All Speakers

4:00 p.m.


Robert C. Williams, P.E., BCEE
American Academy of Environmental Engineers and Scientists

Event Registration

AAEES Members:       $175.00
Non Members:           $200.00
Student Members:    $60.00*
*Limited number of Student Sponsorships available upon request

Registration Link: http://bit.ly/2017TXConference

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Event Type:Conference
Category:Technical Workshop
Early registration ends on Aug 08, 2017.
Regular registration starts on Aug 09, 2017 and ends on Oct 18, 2017.
Late registration starts on Oct 19, 2017.


Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 Standard Registration
Member Fee: $175.00$175.00$175.00
Non-Member Fee: $200.00$200.00$200.00
 Student Members
Member Fee: $60.00$60.00$60.00
Non-Member Fee: $200.00$200.00$200.00

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