Conservation Matters August 2013

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Desalination conference coming to Austin Sept. 12–13

Co-sponsored by the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) and organized by the Texas Desalination Association, Texas Desal 2013 will be held in Austin Sept. 12–13. According to organizers, the event will include industry experts, policymakers, regulators and researchers who are leading the way for desalination and water reuse in Texas.

Conference presenters will explore opportunities for and obstacles to desalination in Texas, address policy and legislative matters, discuss new technologies and financing options, and present case studies.  

Carlos Rubinstein, TWDB chairman,will make the keynote address at the luncheon on Sept. 13, and Dr. Robert E. Mace, TWDB interim executive administrator, will provide information on financing options for implementing desalination. State Representatives Lyle Larson and Bill Callegari will address desalination from policy and legislative perspectives.

Full details of the conference are available at

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