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Thursday, September 29, 2016

Welcome: Texas Desalination Association Board President, Paul Choules, Water Cycle
Opening remarks: Peter Lake, Director, Texas Water Development Board

Morning General Session

Recap of 9/28 SAWS Bus Tour – Randy Palachek, Parson and Todd Sutton, Zachry

Droughts and Water Policy in Texas: Innovative Water Supply Strategies and Funding – Carlos Rubinstein, Poseidon Water

Legislative Update from Texas Desalination Association – Justin Sutherland, Carollo Engineers

BOR funded Research and Opportunities – Yuliana Porras-Mendoza, Bureau of Reclamation

Water from the Desert (The El Paso Session)

Moderator: Bill Norris, NorrisLeal

Brackish Water Desal in El Paso: Nine Years In & Planning for the Future – Jeremy Anderson, CDM Smith

Changing the Game for Desal Water Solutions – Paul Wallace, Enviro Water Minerals

Desalination Membrane Selection for Direct Potable Reuse – Daniel Olson, Arcadis-US

Luncheon & Keynote Address by The Honorable Kay Bailey Hutchison – hosted by ferrovial

Presentation of the The Texas Desalination Pioneer Award to Ed Archuleta, accepted by Thomas A. Davis, Phd, UTEP and sponsored by Carollo Engineers.

Presentation of the The Ed Archuleta Desalter Scholarship Award – presented by Thomas A. Davis, PhD, UTEP, on behalf of the Texas Desalination Association

Innovations in Desal & Water Treatment Technology

Moderators: Tom Pankratz, Water Desalination Report, Global Water Intelligence
and John Tonner, Consolidated Water

Produced Water Treatment System: Performance Results – Dipak Mahato, PhD, Seachange Technologies

Salinity, RO, and Power Generation – Maher Kelada, MIK Technologies

Brine Concentration Disposal – Jacky Ben Yaish, IDE Technologies

Afternoon General Session

Innovation and Water Technology Demonstration Hubs in Texas – Richard Seline

Marine Desal for Texas?

Moderator: Steve Walden, Steve Walden Consulting

Overcoming the Challenges of Carlsbad (CA Seawater Desal) – Mark Lambert, IDE Americas

Addressing Industrial Water Supply Reliability through Seawater Desalination (in the Coastal Bend region of Texas) – Bob Paulison, Executive Director, Port Industries of Corpus Christi and Jorge Arroyo, The Arroyo Group

SWRO Case Study: Drinking Water for Chanavayita, Chile – Michael Gisclair, RWL Water USA

Brackish Desal in Texas, Now

Moderator: Darrel Peckham, Peckham P.G. LLC

Texas: Leading Efforts in Mapping Brackish Aquifers – Nathaniel H. van Oort, Texas Water Development Board

Cleaning Up in the Oil Field: A Framework for Selecting Hydraulic Fracturing Water Treatment Technologies – Yael R. Glazer, Webber Energy Group, UT Austin

Texas Desalination Association Annual Membership Meeting

VIP Reception hosted by The Trade Commission of Spain
Honoring Senator Charles Perry, Chairman of Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs Commitee

Friday, September 30

P3 Over Coffee

Moderator: Paul Choules, Water Cycle

How Public Private Partnerships Can Create Real Value in Water Projects – Tony Elkins, Cintra

Water P3s in Texas: A Practical Guide of What Not to Do – Michael Irlbeck, EPCOR Water USA

Joining the P3 Conversation – Samuel Franco, Texas Facilities Commission

Municipal Roundtable

Moderator: Bill Norris, NorrisLeal

Brownsville PUB – Judy Adams

City of Conroe – Former Mayor Webb Melder

El Paso Water – Angel Bustamante

San Antonio Water System – Robert Puente

Environmental, Energy, and Legal Considerations

Moderator: Gene Fisseler, NRG Energy

Marine Seawater Desalination Water Right Permitting, Restoration and Mitigation Study – Stefan Schuster, SWCA

Passing the Salt: Desalination Brine Disposal Challenges – Nathan E. Vassar, Lloyd Gosselink

Lessons from Carlsbad: Environmental, Land, Permitting, Risk – Keith R. Solar, Buchanan, Ingersoll & Rooney

Lunch with Our Texas Legislative Champions – hosted by Seven Seas Water Company

Moderator: Kyle Frazier, Executive Director, Texas Desalination Association
Participants: Senator Charles Perry & Representatives James Frank, Todd Hunter, and Paul Workman


Photos from Texas Desal 2016

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