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
10:15-10:30 BREAK
10:30–11:15 GCD Powers & Responsibilities Panel


Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Executive Director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Conservation Districts

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

John Seifert, Principal, LBG-Guyton Associates

Steve Young, Hydrogeologist, Intera

Andy Donnelly, Senior Hydrogeologist, Daniel B. Stephens and Associates

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
1:10–1:45 Groundwater Facts


Robert Mace, Deputy Executive Administrator, Texas Water Development Board
1:45–2:45 Groundwater Rights & Leasing Susana Canseco, Attorney, Branscomb PC
2:45–3:00 BREAK
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

Gary Westbrook, General Manager, 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.

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March 18, 2015

POSGCD visited the Master Gardeners’ in Cameron at the Chamber of Commerce office to review groundwater management.

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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.

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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


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