|9:00||Welcome||Honorable Mike Sutherland, Burleson County Judge|
|Master of Ceremonies||Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts|
|9:10–10:15||Water Well Panel||Pete Brien, Partner, Brien Water Wells and Irrigation
Drew Gholson, Extension Program Specialist, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service
|10:30–11:15||GCD Powers & Responsibilities Panel
Ty Embrey, Principal Attorney, Lloyd Gosselink
|11:15–12:15||GMA 12 Panel Desired Future Conditions (DFCs)||Moderator – Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
Steve Young, Hydrogeologist, Intera
|12:15–1:00||Lunch Provided & Keynote Speaker||John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas State Climatologist|
|1:00–1:10||Welcome Back||Honorable David Barkemeyer, Milam County Judge|
|Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board|
|1:45–2:45||Groundwater Rights & Leasing||Susana Canseco, Attorney, Branscomb PC|
|3:00–4:00||Water Level Monitoring And Management||Bryan Anderson, Groundwater Data Team Lead and Water Level Program Supervisor, Texas Water Development Board
Bobby Bazan, Water Resources Management Specialist, Post Oak Savannah GCD
|8:00 – 8:15||Welcome||Honorable Mike Sutherland, Burleson Co. Judge|
|8:15 – 8:30||POSGCD’s new website! How can it work for you?||Meredith Earwood, POSGCD Intern|
|8:30 – 9:45||Hydrology Basics – How does an Aquifer Work?||Robert Mace, TWDB, Deputy Executive Administrator, Water Science & Conservation|
|9:45 – 10:00||BREAK|
|10:00 – 11:00||Hydrology Specific to our Central Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer||James Beach, LBG-Guyton Associates, Senior Vice President|
|11:00 – 11:45||GMA 12 Panel- Joint Planning in our Central Carrizo-Wilcox Area||Alan Day, General Manager, Brazos Valley GCDJim Totten, General Manager, Lost Pines GCDGary Westbrook, General Manager, Post Oak Savannah GCD|
|11:45 – 12:50||Provided Lunch – Keynote Speaker Address||Stacey Steinbach, Deputy Assistant General Manager, Texas Water Conservation Association|
|12:50 – 1:00||Welcome back||Honorable David Barkemeyer, Milam County Judge|
|1:00 – 2:00||Case Law Update – What are the Courts Telling Us?||Deborah Trejo, Kemp Smith Law Firm, Public & Environmental Law Dept.|
|2:00 – 2:45||Balancing Property Rights with Groundwater Regulation||Billy Howe, Texas Farm Bureau, State Legislative DirectorJason Skaggs, Texas & Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association|
|2:45 – 3:00||BREAK|
|3:00 – 4:00||Aquifer Storage & Recovery- the new frontier of water||Neil Deeds, Intera, Vice President/Principal Engineer|
|4:00 – 5:00||Salt Water Disposal – Volumes Options, & Risks||George King, Apache Corporation|
July 7, 2015
General Manager Gary Westbrook was invited to teach yesterday afternoon in Cameron in conjunction with the Milam Co. Extension Service Water Day Camp.
This portion of the afternoon education included very basic hydrology, groundwater-surface water interaction, recharge of aquifers, and pumping effects of wells upon each other. The District’s groundwater model was used to demonstrate groundwater flow. Westbrook also dispersed fun and educational conservation materials to all students.
December 17, 2014
Burleson County held a Town Hall to discuss the upcoming Vista Ridge Project. Representatives from Blue Water, Vista Ridge, Post Oak Savannah Groundwater Conservation District, and San Antonio Water Systems were present, and answered questions from the community.
August 13, 2014
The 2014 Groundwater Summit had a great turn out with over 250 people in attendance, and a wide range of professionals in many different disciplines.
Introduction to Groundwater – Cindy Ridgeway, TWDB & Groundwater 101 – Steve Young
Water Ownership in Texas – Tiffany Dowell, Texas A&M AgriLife Extention Specialist in Ag Law
Private Well Ownership – Drew Gholson, Texas Well Owners Network
Keynote Speaker — State Representative Marsha Farney, District 20
Negotiating a Water Lease – Judon Fambrough, Texas A&M Real Estate Center
Texas Regional Water Planning – Temple McKinnon, Texas Water Development Board
Brazos G Water Planning Group – Wayne Wilson, Brazos G Water Planning Chairman
Oil & Gas Panel —
What is Hydraulic Fracturing – George King, Apache Corp.
Railroad Commission Regulation – David Bagley, Emergency Management, Burleson Co.
POSGCD O&G Regulation – Gary Westbrook, POSGCD General Manager
Environtmental Impacts of Fracking – Jesse Alonzo, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
Railroad Commission Regulation – Charlie Teague, Railroad Commission of Texas