Water experts to examine new frontiers in conservation

CONROE, TX – March 1, 2016 – The Fifth Annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium is around the corner. Beginning at 8 a.m. on March 9 in Houston, local water experts are lined up to speak on a variety of timely and relevant water conservation topics.

In this March 4, 2015, courtesy photo, Paul R. Nelson, assistant general manager with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District, addresses attendees at the 2015 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium. Registration is open for the 2016 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium, which will be held March 9, at TexasWater.org. This year’s theme is ‘New Frontiers in Conservation.’

The symposium, hosted by the Gulf Coast/Montgomery County Water Efficiency Network and others, has selected New Frontiers in Conservation as this year’s theme. The event will be held at the United Way Community Resource Center at 50 Waugh Drive, Houston. Registration is required and can be completed at TexasWater.org.

“As water demands continue to rise, there are a great deal of innovative minds looking at water conservation efforts in entirely new and substantive ways,” said Paul R. Nelson, assistant general manager with the Lone Star Groundwater Conservation District. “These annual symposiums capitalize on such innovation and help good ideas reach a broader audience.”

Nelson, who coordinates the GC/MCWEN, said the symposium is a valuable educational resource to business and community leaders, including mayors, city council members, city managers, county commissioners, MUD Board members, CFOs, finance directors, water providers, water utility directors, and water conservation program staff.

Registration for the event is $45 and lunch is provided. The event is presented by GC/MCWEN, LSGCD, Sierra Club-Lone Star Chapter, Texas Water Foundation, National Wildlife Federation, Galveston Bay Foundation, City of Sugar Land, Texas AWWA, Woodlands Joint Powers Agency, Municipal District Services, San Jacinto River Authority, Allen, Boone, Humphries, Robinson LLP, West Harris County Regional Water Authority, Brown and Gay Engineers, North Ford Bend Water Authority, and City of Houston.