10th Annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

Collaborative Programming


2021 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

On October 28, 2021, the Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium celebrated its 10th year. With over 100 attendees, the virtual symposium brought together local water utility managers, engineers, architects, and community members to learn about water resource management and water conservation. Attendees were provided the information needed to implement successful water conservation programs, effectively engage customers, and plan for the future.

The planning committee was excited to welcome recognized experts from around the nation to lead this virtual, interactive program. The prominent list of speakers included:

Keynote Speaker
Carol Ellinger Haddock, P.E., Director, Houston Public Works Director

Additional Speakers
John Nielsen-Gammon, Ph.D., Regents Professor and Texas State Climatologist, Texas A&M University
What Do We Need to Know about Drought and Climate Change

Jason Afinowicz, PE., Water Resources Planning Group Manager, Freese and Nichols
Status of the Region H Water Plan

Tina Petersen, Ph.D., P.E., Deputy General Manager, Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
Smarter About Water: The Harris-Galveston Subsidence District Water Conservation Program

Katie Clayton, P.E., Assistant Director of Public Works, City of Sugar Land
Reclaimed Water – A Component of Integrated Water Planning

Bill Christiansen, Director of Programs, Alliance for Water Efficiency
Planning and Evaluating Cost-Effective Water Conservation Programs: An Overview of the Newly Updated AWE Tracking Tool

Michael Rosenberg Pedersen, Senior Technical Advisor, Consulate General of Denmark
Denmark’s Case on Water Loss Control and Potential Applications for Houston

Have questions? Please contact [email protected].




Event Information


Oct 28, 2021 - Oct 28, 2021


Via Zoom