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Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium

February 16, 2022 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm



9:00-9:10: Welcome, Mayor Ginger Nelson, City of Amarillo

9:10-9:40: Federal Water Overview, Christine Arbogast, National Water Resources Association President

9:40-10:10: Drought Challenges for Texas Water in a Changing Climate, John Neilsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist

10:10-10:30: Break

10:30-11:00: Regional Water Planning Process, Ben Weinheimer, Vice President, Texas Cattle Feeders Association

11:00-11:30: 2022 State Water Plan, Chairwoman Brooke Paup, Texas Water Development Board Chairwoman

11:30-12:00: Produced Water Consortium and 86th Legislative Overview, Senator Charles Perry, Senate District 28

12:05: Presentation of Award

12:00-1:00: Lunch

12:15-1:00: Rural Land Trends and What They Mean for Groundwater, Dr. Roel Lopez, Director, Texas A&M Natural Resource, Dr. Robert Mace, Executive Director, Meadows Center for Water & the Environment

1:00-1:30: Gauging Potential Value and Shortfalls of Carbon Markets, Ben Thomas, Senior Policy Director, Climate Smart Agriculture, Environmental Defense Fund

1:30-2:00: More With Less: What Agriculture can Do to Save Water, Dana Porter, Texas A&M AgriLife

2:00-2:30: City of Amarillo Smart Meter Technology, Floyd Hartman, Assistant City Manager & Jonathan Greshem, Director of Utilities

2:30-2:50: Break

2:50-3:10: Efficient Irrigation for Lawns and Gardens, Roger Gloe, Randall County Master Gardener

3:10-3:40: Stewarding our Aquifer, Darryl Birkenfield, Ph. D., Executive Director, Ogallala Commons

3:40-4:10: Developments in Agriculture Conservation Demonstrations, Nicholas Kenny, North Plains GCD

4:15: Award Door Prizes

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February 16, 2022
9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District
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Amarillo Civic Center
401 S Buchanan St
Amarillo, Texas 79101
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