Water Conservation and Reuse Projects in the Age of SWIFT: New Funds and New Priorities

Water Conservation and Reuse Projects in the Age of SWIFT:  New Funds and New Priorities (event program)

Introduction & Welcome

Melinda Taylor, Energy Center 

Panel 1 Challenges and Opportunities for Funding Conservation and Reuse Projects through SWIFT (audio)

Photo of Jeff Leuschel at podium , addressing an audience
Jeff Leuschel, McCall, Parkhurst & Horton, discusses SWIFT.

Suzanne Schwartz, Program Manager, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, The University of Texas School of Law (moderator)

Jeff Leuschel, Partner, McCall, Parkhurst & Horton

Mary Kelly, Principal, Parula LLC (slides)

Carole Baker, Executive Director, Texas Water Foundation

Sheila Olmstead, Associate Professor of Public Affairs, LBJ School, The University of Texas (slides)


University of Texas professor Michael Webber delivers keynote .
Michael Webber, University of Texas

Keynote speaker: Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, Josey Centennial Fellow in Energy Resources, Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, and Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at The University of Texas

Keynote Speaker: Jim Walker, Director of Sustainability, The University of Texas (slides) (audio)

Panel 2 – The Potential for Conservation Strategies to Meet Texas’ Water Demand (audio)

Photo of Dana Nicholas at podium with PowerPoint projection in background
Dana Nichols, San Antonio Water System

Jeremy Brown, Research Fellow, Energy Center (moderator)

Dana Nichols, Conservation Manager, San Antonio Water System (slides)

Kevin Wagner, Associate Director, Texas Water Resources Institute (slides)

Sharlene Leurig, Director, Sustainable Water Infrastructure Program, Ceres (slides)

Eric Hersch, Program Coordinator, Environmental Science Institute, Jackson School of Geosciences, The University of Texas (slides)

Closing Comments

Jane Cohen, Edward Clark Centennial Professor, The University of Texas School of Law