NEWS - June 2016 – Texas Aquifer Conference, Austin, Texas

The AGWT Annual Texas groundwater conference, attended by 150 people was co sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board. Corporate sponsors of the event were ASR Systems and CDM Smith.
 
A major topic covered at the conference was Aquifer Storage Recovery technology as a water management strategy.  Presentations included an assessment of ASR implementation throughout the US and updates on the status of Texas ASR demonstration projects involving New Braunfels Utilities, The Edwards Aquifer Authority, the City of Victoria and Corpus Christi. 
An afternoon panel of six water attorneys discussed cases and court decisions impacting groundwater management in Texas.
 
 
Conference presenters included:
Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX
Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts, Austin, TX 
Stefan Schuster, Water Resources Director, SWCA Environmental Consultants, Austin, TX and 
Jenna Cantwell, Environmental Specialist, SWCA, San Antonio, TX
David Pyne, President, ASR Systems, Gainesville, FL
John Cyrier, TX State Representative (House District17), Lockhart, TX 
Fred M. Blumberg, Project Manager, ARCADIS-U.S. Inc., Austin, TX
Matt Webb, ASR Specialist/Geophysical Well Log Analyst, TX Water Development Board, Austin, TX  
Doug Draeger, Executive Director of Operations, New Braunfels Utilities, New Braunfels, TX
Brock Curry, Deputy General Manager, Edwards Aquifer Authority, San Antonio, TX
Lynn Short, Director of Public Works, City of Victoria, Victoria, TX
Tim Andruss, General Manager, Victoria County Groundwater Conservation District, Victoria, TX
David Pyne, President, ASR Systems, Gainesville, FL
Wm J. Green, Water Resource Management, Development Services, City of Corpus Christi, TX
Kristi Shaw, Integrated Water Planning Project Manager, HDR, Austin, TX
Van Kelley, Sr. Vice President, & John Ewing. Sr. Water Resources Engineer, INTERA, Inc., Austin, TX
John Meyer, Geologist, Texas Water Development Board, Austin, TX
Dave Smith, Principal Scientist CDM Smith, Boca Raton, FL 
Edmond McCarthy Jr., Attorney, Jackson Sjoberg McCarthy & Townsend, L.L.P., Austin, TX 
Russell Johnson, Partner McGinnis Lochridge, Austin TX 
Mike Gershon, Principal, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C, Austin, TX 
Bill Dugat III, Attorney, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, Austin, TX
Drew Miller, Kemp Smith Law, Austin, TX 
Doug Caroom, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP, Austin, TX