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Water for Texas 2017 Conference - Innovative Water Supply Awards Now Open

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AUSTIN  (October 10, 2016)  The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is proud to present the Water for Texas 2017 Innovative Water Supply Awards to recognize innovative projects that helped develop or conserve our state's water. Public and private entities of all sizes are invited to enter. The submission period is now open and will remain open until Friday, November 18.

"The TWDB recognizes the importance of continuing to secure Texas' future water supply through innovative methods," said TWDB Executive Administrator Jeff Walker. "Over the years, we have encouraged communities to explore inventive ideas to broaden the water management strategies available for our state. The Innovative Water Supply Awards will recognize those communities, individuals, or entities that have answered the call to think outside the box."

Awards will be presented in three categories:

  • Technology - Recognizes a project that utilized a new technology for developing water supplies, advanced a current technology, used an existing technology for water supplies in an innovative way, or used technology for a water data-related project.
  • Conservation - Recognizes a significant conservation project in the state that conserved water or advanced the field of conservation.
  • Education - Recognizes a project for excellence in water resources education or an educational initiative that heightened awareness about water resources in Texas.

The winning project of each category will be recognized during an awards banquet on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the Water for Texas 2017 conference in Austin. The conference will take place January 23-25, 2017.

For additional information and the full entry guidelines, please visit the Water for Texas 2017 website.

The TWDB is the state agency charged with collecting and disseminating water-related data, assisting with regional planning, and preparing the state water plan for the development of the state's water resources. The TWDB administers cost-effective financial assistance programs for the construction of water supply, wastewater treatment, flood control, and agricultural water conservation projects.