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TWCA Annual Convention Presentations

Wednesday, March 9

KEYNOTE: Brigadier General Christopher Beck – Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps. of Engineers

KEYNOTE: David Maurstad – Deputy Associate Administrator - Federal Insurance and Mitigation, National Flood Insurance Program, FEMA 

Federal Affairs Updates: Denis Qualls – City of Dallas

Water Quality Updates

National/Texas Review of PFAS Regulations: Dan Opdyke – Anchor-QEA, LLC and Amy Settemeyer - TCEQ

Thursday, March 10

SB 3 Implementation Update: Cari-Michel La Caille – TCEQ (no presentation) and Lisa Fuentes and Celia Eaves – PUC

The Damage Plain: Measuring, Mapping, and Managing Flood Risk in Texas: Russell Blessing – Texas A&M University Institute for a Disaster Resilient Texas

State Comprehensive Water Planning in Oklahoma: Owen Mills – Oklahoma Board of Water Resources

Groundwater Availability: Justin Thompson – BEG, Robert Mace – The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, and Amy Bush – RMBJ Geo

Friday, March 11
Case Law Update: James Muela – Lloyd Gosselink, and Stephanie Bergeron Perdue – Baker Botts

Legal Ethics: Alexis Long – Trinity River Authority

Engineering Ethics: Gina Smith and Robert (Bob) F. Pence – Freese and Nichols

COURSE TITLE: TWCA 2022 Annual Convention

COURSE DATE(S): 03/09/2022 TO 03/11/2022

COURSE NO: 174153129


Wednesday | March 9 (3.5 hours)

  • USACE Regulatory Update: Brigadier General Christopher Beck, Commander – Southwestern Division, U.S. Army Corps. Of Engineers (.5 hours)
  • Flood Policy Update: The latest on Risk Rating 2.0 – David Maurstad, Deputy Associate Administrator, Federal Insurance and Mitigation, National Flood Insurance Program, Federal Emergency Management Agency (.5 hours)
  • Federal Affairs Updates (1.5 hours)
  • Water Quality Updates (1.0 hours)

Thursday | March 10 (1.75 hours)

  • KEYNOTE: EPA Update: Dr. Earthea Nance – EPA Region 6 Administrator (.5 hours)
  • Senate Bill 3, 87th Legislature, Implementation Update: Cari Michelle LaCaille and Tammy Bentner (.5 hours)
  • Legislative Update: Texas State Senators Drew Springer Nathan Johnson (.75 hours)

Friday | March 11 (3 hours; 1 hour ethics)

  • Endangered Species Committee (1.0 hours)
  • Water Case Law Update: Stephanie Bergeron-Perdue and James Muela, Moderated by Howard Slobodin (1.0 hours)
  • Legal Ethics - Alexis Long, Moderated by Howard Slobodin (1.0 hours ETHICS)

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