Network-wide Meetings

Researchers and stakeholders come together to hear from experts on critical issues related to Texas Water Resources, to give and hear updates on research activities and research and collaboration needs, and to network with each other to build trust and relationships that promote collaboration in addressing the grand challenges related to Texas water resources in a changing environment.

Goals

  • Establish and advance relationships between researchers
  • Explore the science of communication relating to interdisciplinary research and stakeholder interactions
  • Explore issues of importance to water policy makers and managers
  • Learn about shale development implications on water

Invited Speakers

  • Danny Reible, Texas Tech Univ.
  • Dan Mueller, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Jean-Philippe Nicot, Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • Carlos Rubinstein, RSAH2O
  • Ken Kramer, Sierra Club
  • Robert Puente, San Antonio Water System
  • Katherine Hayhoe, Texas Tech Univ.
  • Bob Duke, Univ. of Texas at Austin

Logistics

  • Meeting location at the Texas Advanced Computing Center on the Pickle Research Campus at The Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • More information can be found in the agenda and the meeting notes

 Goals

  • Explore organizational and scientific network best practices to address water resiliency challenges
  • Establish and advance relationships between researchers
  • Understand interactions of social and biophysical systems to better identify research that can inform decision-making

Invited Speakers

  • Jay Famiglietti, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
  • Todd Halihan, Oklahoma State Univ.
  • Kelli Larson, Arizona State Univ.
  • Marilu Hastings, Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation

Logistics

  • Meeting location at the Texas Advanced Computing Center on the Pickle Research Campus at The Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • More information can be found in the agenda and the meeting notes

 Goals

  • Interact and discuss current/future research
  • Understand intersection of the NSF grant and the network
  • Refine grand challenges
  • Agree on mission statement
  • Agree on long-term goals and short-term strategies
  • Plan the network structure and next steps

Invited Speakers

  • Bech Bruun, Texas Water Development Board
  • Kip Averitt, Averitt & Associates

Logistics

  • Meeting location at the Student Activity Center on the campus of The Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • More information can be found in the agenda and the meeting notes

 Goals

  • Take the first steps to establish a Texas water research coordination network by:
    • building relationships
    • discussing the network’s purpose
    • exploring the greatest challenges to water resiliency in Texas
    • consider innovations and research advances to meet these challenges

Invited Speakers

  • Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board

Logistics

  • Meeting location at the Student Activity Center on the campus of The Univ. of Texas at Austin
  • More information can be found in the agenda and the meeting notes