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Water for Texas 2023 conference to tackle water supply, flood, and other water issues facing state

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AUSTIN – (July 18, 2022) – The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will host its biennial Water for Texas conference, “Connecting H2Opportunities,” January 23–25, 2023, in Austin at the AT&T Hotel and Conference Center to confront water issues impacting the state. Registration for the conference is now open.

While water supply and drought are currently at the forefront of most water conversations as more than 90 percent of Texas is experiencing some level of drought, Texas’ water challenges are as diverse as its geography. Collaboration is essential to ensuring a secure water future for Texas. Experts from across the country will convene for general sessions and breakout panels within four tracks:

  • Science, Technology, and Data: New Paradigms for Collaboration
  • Water Supply and Infrastructure: Investing in Tomorrow
  • Business of Water: Turning Challenges into Opportunities
  • Flood: Managing Risk and Fostering Resilience

Attendees will hear from distinguished keynote speakers, Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar and Chet Garner of The Daytripper. Additionally, members of the Texas Legislature will participate in a panel hosted by Evan Smith of the Texas Tribune to discuss key water policy issues of the upcoming legislative session.

Attendees can earn continuing education credits approved by the Texas Floodplain Management Association, the Texas Board of Professional Engineers, and the State Bar of Texas. More details will be announced this fall.

An early registration rate of $375 for industry attendees and $275 for government/non-profit attendees is available online through October 3, after which the registration fees will increase. A student rate is also available. Seating is limited, so register today on the conference website.

Additional details on the schedule, speakers, and more will be added to the website as they are confirmed. Be the first to hear about Water for Texas 2023 developments by signing up for email notifications at waterfortexas.twdb.texas.gov.

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