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TWCA Fall Conference

The TWCA Fall Conference will take place November 1-3, 2023 at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter. We will have our typical fall conference schedule, with two receptions, a Friday networking breakfast, committee/panel/board meetings, and speaker sessions, including keynote presentations from TCEQ Commissioner Emily Lindley and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Galveston District commander Rhett Blackmon.

Early bird rates expire on October 6, so register early! 


Room BlockNote that the room block is currently full. Please complete this waitlist form and we will do our best to get everyone off the waitlist. Please remember to always turn in any reservations that are no longer needed or let us know if you need to be removed from the waitlist by emailing a confirmation number to Lisa Henley no later than October 20th. We appreciate your patience.

Golf Tournament on Nov. 1. The 14th Annual Fall Classic Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, November 1 at Brackenridge Park Golf Course. Check in and lunch is at 11am and tee time is Noon. Note that the golf registration is now separate from the general form. You can sign up to play golf here

Kayak Trash Cleanup Volunteer Project. We are partnering with the San Antonio River Authority to clean up trash along the Mission Reach trail. Participants can choose to clean up trash via kayak or by land. Clean up materials and box lunches will be provided. Thank you to San Antonio River Authority for hosting! Sign up here.

Draft Conference Program

Wednesday | November 1

8am TWCA Risk Management Fund Board Meeting

9am Service Project: Clean-up on San Antonio River with San Antonio River Authority

11am Golf Tournament at Brackenridge Park Golf Course

4pm  Membership & Services Meeting

5pm  First-time Attendee Happy Hour 

6pm  Membership & Services Reception,

sponsored by Carollo Engineers and SWCA

Thursday | November 2

8am Panel Meetings (Drainage Districts, River Authority, Irrigation, Groundwater)

9am Panel Meetings (General & Env., Industrial, Municipal, Utility Districts, Navigation/Flood)

10am Water Quality Committee

11am TWCA Board of Directors Meeting

1pm Federal Affairs Committee

2pm Emily Lindley, Commissioner, TCEQ

2:30 Col. Rhett Blackmon, Galveston District Commander, USACE

3pm Ice Cream Treats Break, sponsored by ICF

Thursday | November 2 Continued

3:15 Challenges Related to the Cost of Water: Jenna Covington (NTMWD), Yvonne Forrest (Houston Water), & Aubrey Spear (City of Lubbock), moderated by Stacey Steinbach

4pm TWCA Risk Management Fund Awards

4:15 Produced Water Discharge Permit Update: Robert Sadlier, TCEQ

4:45  Brushy Creek Regional Utility Authority Deep Water Intake Project,  Karen Bondy 

6pm  Thursday Evening Reception,

sponsored by LJA Engineering

Friday | November 3

7am Networking Breakfast, sponsored by Freese & Nichols

8:30 Endangered Species Committee

9:30 Engaging the Public in Regional Flood Planning: Region 11 Lessons Learned: Reem Zoun (TWDB), Doug Miller (Chairman Region 11), Lauren Willis (GBRA), Jay Scanlon (FNI), Velma Danielson (ICF)

10:15 How to Build Allies Before You Need Them: Simon Van Dyk (Touchstone District Services)

10:45 The Water Drop, moderated by Adeline Fox (GBRA):

Marisa Flores-Gonzales (City of Austin ASR Project),

Erin Cavazos, SARA & Todd Ward, HCFCD (FEMA Letter of Map Revision Efforts), and Bill Norris, NorrisLeal (Desalination Update)

Thank you to our sponsors!

Friday Morning Breakfast

Thursday Night Reception

Wednesday Night Reception


Thursday Grab 'N Go Breakfast

Networking Break - Coffee

Networking Break - Ice Cream Treats

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