9th Annual Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium

Collaborative Programming

Integrating Water Management on the Texas Gulf Coast:
Moving Forward with a One Water Approach

On October 28 – October 29, 2020, the Gulf Coast Water Conservation Symposium celebrated its 9th year. With 145 attendees, the 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.

This year’s symposium focused on case studies and tools to help attendees identify challenges and solutions for successfully managing water as an integrated resource.

The program planning committee facilitated and curated a panel of national experts and local thought leaders. Special for 2020 was a keynote from Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Co-Director, Texas Tech University Climate Center.

Additional Speakers Included

Jason Afinowicz, Freese and Nichols
Marissa Aho, AICP, City of Houston
Katie Clayton, City of Sugar Land
Stephen Cortes, JD, Goldwater Project, LLC
Tom Entsminger, Texas Water Development Board
Marisa Flores Gonzalez, City of Austin
Paula Paciorek, City of Houston
Inge Wiersema PE, Carollo Engineers, Inc.
Stephanie Corso, Rogue Water
Arianne Shipley, Rogue Water

2020 Gulf Coast Water Conservation Sponsors

2020 Symposium Planning Committee

Bob Dailey, Woodlands Water Agency and Symposium Co-founder
Lisa Gonzalez, HARC
Paul Nelson, Symposium Co-founder
Paula Paciorek, City of Houston
Heather Ramsey Cook, San Jacinto River Authority
Colleen Spencer, City of Sugar Land

Interested in presentations from the program? Please email [email protected].

Event Information


Oct 28, 2020 - Oct 29, 2020


Via Zoom