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ARCHIVED - TWCA 69th Annual Convention - March 6-8, 2013 - Sheraton Austin Hotel

PDF 2013 Convention Letter to Members
PDF 2013 Convention Program
PDF TWCA 2013 Annual Convention Registration Form
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President Luana Buckner invites you to attend the 69TH ANNUAL CONVENTION of the Texas Water Conservation Association scheduled for Wednesday, March 6 - Friday, March 8, 2013, at The Sheraton Austin Hotel, Austin, TX. 

The format for the convention will be similar to previous conventions, with all attendees invited to participate in the NWRA luncheon, the reception and dinner on Thursday, and the Presidents' breakfast on Friday morning.

State Representative Allan Ritter, Chair of the House Committee on Natural Resources, highlights the water laws session on Wednesday afternoon with a discussion of activities in the Texas House.  The water laws session will also include a presentation on groundwater management.  The water quality session that follows will include presentations on nutrient issues and sedimentation in reservoirs.

Thursday's Panel Sessions will include a wide range of topics such as a weather outlook, a review of hydraulic fracturing activities, dam safety, conservation and drought planning, and the Texas Farm Bureau litigation regarding the TCEQ's surface water curtailment rules. Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd staples will speak at the TWCA/NWRA luncheon on Thursday.

Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd staples will speak at the TWCA/NWRA luncheon on Thursday. State Senator Kirk Watson, TCEQ Commissioner Toby Baker, and Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith highlight Friday morning's general session. 

Riter Todd Staples Watson Baker Carter
State Rep.
Allan Ritter
Todd Staples
State Senator
Kirk Watson
Toby Baker
Carter Smith
PDF 2013 Convention Program

The types of registrations are: 

TWCA Member Registration Fee (Includes NWRA Luncheon, Reception and Awards Dinner, Presidents Breakfast, convention material and admission to all sessions.) $400.00 each
NON-MEMBER Registration Fee $500.00 each
Extra NWRA Lunch Tickets $  65.00 each
Extra Awards Dinner Tickets  $  75.00 each

Room Reservations

SheratonWe have arranged a special rate with the Sheraton Austin Hotel at $189.00 plus tax for a single or double room.  YOU MUST MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS DIRECTLY WITH THE HOTEL BY MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2013 IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THE DISCOUNTED RATE.   FOR RESERVATIONS CALL (800) 325-3535 OR (512) 478-1111, and the address is 701 East 11TH Street, Austin, TX 78701.  

You may use this link for online hotel reservations Texas Water Conservation Association 2013 Annual Conference 

There is a 7-Day cancellation clause.  In the event a cancellation does occur less than 7 days prior to your scheduled arrival, the hotel is enforcing a charge of one night's room rate and tax.  If you make a reservation with the Sheraton Austin Hotel and will not need your reservation, please contact the TWCA office prior to canceling your reservation and we will make every attempt to reassign it to another member on our waiting list which will result in the cancellation penalty being waived.

Convention Registration

Please complete the attached registration form and return it by mail to the TWCA office, or by email to no later than FRIDAY, March 1, 2013.

Return registration by mail:

Texas Water Conservation Association Inc.
221 East 9th Street, Suite 206
Austin, Texas 78701 

Return registration by email:


Please note that there will be a $100.00 administrative fee charged on all refund requests.  All refunds will be processed within thirty (30) days following the convention.  There will be no refunds for cancellations received after Friday, February 22, 2013.

Registration packets can be picked up on Wednesday, March 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. or Thursday, March 7, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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