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Water for Texas: Water Conservation in Texas

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Presentation by Kathleen Jackson, director of the Texas Water Development Board, at the 2018 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium in Houston, Texas.

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Water for Texas: Water Conservation in Texas

  1. 1. WATER for TEXAS Water CONSERVATION for the Future Kathleen Jackson, P.E. Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium March 22, 2018
  2. 2. 2 OUR MISSION To provide leadership, information, education, and support for planning, financial assistance, and outreach for the conservation and responsible development of water for Texas.
  3. 3. 3 HISTORIC AND PROJECTED TEXAS POPULATION GROWTHTexasPopulation(Millions) Decade
  4. 4. HOW CAN WE PROMOTE RESILIENCY? • Conservation • Reuse • Brackish groundwater desal • Seawater desal • Aquifer storage and recovery • Aquifers • Reservoirs
  5. 5. 5 Tom Kula Executive Director, NTMWD John Bunker Sands Wetland Center Seagoville CONSERVATION AND REUSE Russell Schreiber Director of Public Works City of Wichita Falls Lake Arrowhead
  6. 6. • Local Political Subdivision serves as administrator • Public, consensus-driven • Local/regional decision making process REGIONAL WATER PLANNING GROUPS Region G Region H Region K
  7. 7. SHARE OF WATER MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES IN 2070 7 Other surface water 30.5% Irrigation conservation 15.7% New major reservoir 13.0% Municipal conservation 9.6% Indirect reuse 7.6% Groundwater wells & other 7.4% Other direct reuse 4.4% Drought management 2.7% Other conservation 2.4% Aquifer storage & recovery 1.8% Seawater desalination 1.4% Groundwater desalination 1.3% Direct potable reuse 1.0% Conjunctive use 0.8% Other strategies 0.6% Demand management Water supply Conservation >25% of strategy supplies in 2070
  8. 8. 8 CONSERVATION - 2017 STATE WATER PLAN
  9. 9. 9 IMPROVING INFRASTRUCTURE = CONSERVING WATER
  10. 10. ONLINE 2017 STATE WATER PLAN 10 http://texasstatewaterplan.org
  11. 11. 11 EXAMPLES OF PROJECTS REGION H IDENTIFIED TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL NEEDS
  12. 12. TWDB REGIONAL TEAMS 12
  13. 13. • Replace cast iron and asbestos cement distribution lines • Replace aging and inaccurate water meters • State Water Implementation Fund for Texas multi-year commitment of $90,000,000 City of Bedford Water Distribution Improvements & Automatic Meter Readers TWDB FUNDED PROJECT 13 Bedford TX
  14. 14. CITY OF CASTROVILLE 14 Water Line Replacement DWSRF = $3,850,000 East Side Lift Station & Force Main CWSRF = $3,425,000 $759,255,000WWTP Capacity Expansion CWSRF = $10,550,000 Small Community Success Story Population = <3,000 City Administrator Marie Gelles
  15. 15. TWDB FUNDED PROJECTS 15 SWIFT - $7,100,000 Ag Irrigation Conveyance System Improvements SWIFT - $8,100,000 Off Channel Storage Facility Hidalgo County Irrigation District #1 United Irrigation District
  16. 16. AGRICULTURAL WATER CONSERVATION GRANTS 16 TWDB provides funding for projects that research, educate, demonstrate, and implement proven best management practices to conserve water and increase irrigation water use efficiency.
  17. 17. RAINWATER HARVESTING 17 Martin Family Farms Terry County, Texas Panhandle Winner of 2016 TWDB Rain Catcher Award in the Ag Category
  18. 18. IMPACT OF HURRICANE HARVEY FLOODING – SOUTHEAST TEXAS
  19. 19. • More flood gages • More outreach • More flood grants • More flood modeling • More weather stations • More functionality to TexasFlood.org • More functionality to TexMesonet.org • Collect LIDAR data for flood modeling • State Flood Assessment 19 TWDB PRIORITIES ON FLOOD:
  20. 20. 20 STATE FLOOD ASSESSMENT FOR TEXAS www.TexasFloodAssessment.com
  21. 21. 21 •Assess risks and roles •Estimate flood mitigation costs, and •Determine the future of flood planning in Texas GOAL: Report available December 2018 STATE FLOOD ASSESSMENT
  22. 22. 22 EXTENSIVE OUTREACH * * * * * * * *
  23. 23. GET ENGAGED TO EFFECT CHANGE! 23 • Attend State Flood Stakeholder Workshop • Participate in Flood Assessment Survey • Attend Water Loss Audit and Leak Detection Workshop • Attend Regional Financial Assistance Workshop
  24. 24. 24 DATE LOCATION March 27 Austin (LCRA - Dalchau Service Center) March 29 El Paso (El Paso Water - TecH2O Center) April 3 Nacogdoches (Stephen F. Austin State University) April 5 Lubbock (Texas Tech University - Innovation Hub) April 10 McAllen (McAllen Public Library) April 17 Arlington (North Cen. TX Council of Governments) April 20 Houston (Harris County Flood Control District) April 25 Corpus Christi (Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi) STATE FLOOD STAKEHOLDER WORKSHOPS *All workshops are 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  25. 25. GET ENGAGED IN OUR FLOOD ASSESSMENT! 25 Participate in the survey!
  26. 26. TWDB REGIONAL WATER LOSS AUDIT & LEAK DETECTION WORKSHOPS 26 LOCATION DATE TIME Lubbock 3/27/2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Amarillo 3/28/2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Fort Worth 4/4/2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Mount Pleasant / Sulphur Springs 4/10/2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Nacogdoches / Lufkin 4/11/2018 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Waco TBD TBD
  27. 27. TWDB REGIONAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WORKSHOPS 27 LOCATION DATE BUILDING NAME ADDRESS Sugar Land April 10, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Sugar Land Public Works – Training Room 111 Gillingham Lane Sugar Land, TX Pleasanton May 8, 2018 – 9:00 a.m. Pleasanton Civic Center – Main Exhibit Hall 115 N. Main St Pleasanton TX Beeville June 5, 2018 – 1:00 p.m. Beeville Community Center – Room 101 111 E. Corpus Christi Street Beeville, TX
  28. 28. THANK YOU TO OUR CHAMPIONS IN WATER CONSERVATION! 28 Kathleen Jackson, P.E. @twdb_kathleen 512.463.7847 Kathleen.Jackson@twdb.texas.gov SWIFT Funding Workshop Hosted by the Sierra Club (November 2016)

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