Water for People and the Environment: Managing Texas Water Demands in the 21st Century
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Austin, Texas

South Llano River Texas


Online Registration for this event is closed.  You are welcome to register at the door on the day of the event.  We will see you there!

The drought of 2011 highlighted the challenges facing Texas in meeting the water needs of Texans and the environmental upon which they depend. The "Water for People and the Environment" conference, a resumption of the statewide water conferences held by the Texas Living Waters Project,* will explore some of the key ways in which Texas may meet those challenges through more efficient use and more effective management of our water resources.

Keynote speaker for the conference will be Brian Richter, an international authority on river conservation and director of The Nature Conservancy's Global Freshwater Program. Richter's program promotes sustainable water management with governments, business, and local communities. He has consulted on more than 120 river projects worldwide, focusing on the challenge of sustaining healthy rivers and lakes while meeting human needs for water and energy. Richter is the co-author (with water policy expert Sandra Postel) of the book Rivers for Life: Managing Water for People and Nature. He will bring his knowledge and experience from around the world to address Texas water challenges.

Conference sessions will focus on how Texas state agencies, regional water authorities, and communities  may enhance drought management and response, water conservation, water reuse, and other tools to assure that our state has adequate water resources to sustain our people and the rivers, wetlands, and coastal bays and estuaries so critical to our economy as well as our ecology.

The conference schedule is HERE.

*The Texas Living Waters Project is a joint water policy and education project of the National Wildlife Federation and the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club in cooperation with regional partners such as the Galveston Bay Foundation and is funded by a variety of charitable organizations in Texas.

Event Details:
Conference check-in and on-site registration: 8 – 9 AM
Conference sessions: 9 AM to 4 PM

Pre-registration fee: $55 regular, $25 student, deadline for pre-registration: April 23
Registration at the door: $75 regular, $35 student; student ID required at check-in

Registration includes refreshments, lunch, and conference materials; vegetarian and gluten-free options will be available at the buffet lunch.

Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX 78705

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