Texas Water Day
TWCA, through its Federal Affairs Committee, has scheduled its 14th Annual Texas Water Day for February 6-7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. Activities will include planning sessions, briefings, a working breakfast, a Congressional Reception, and coordinated trips to the Capitol to speak with congressional delegates and staff. Texas Water Day is an effort to inform Congress and committee and federal agency staffers of the critical water issues facing the state today.
Click here to register now! The event will be held at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill. The room rate is $259 per night for a single/double. For reservations, call (202) 737-1234 and mention Texas Water Conservation Association by January 9th. Make your hotel reservation online.
The Congressional Reception will be the evening of February 6th. More detailed information will be available soon!
The success of Texas Water Day is due to the participation of those of you who attend, serve on the Steering Committee, and serve as sponsors of the program. If you would like to sponsor the event, please fill out our online registration form.
Platinum Sponsorship: $1,000
Gold Sponsorship: $750
Silver Sponsorship: $500
Bronze Sponsorship: $350
Schedule of Events
- The Congressional Reception on Wednesday evening honored our Texas Congressional Delegation:
- Texas Congressional Members Jodey Arrington (new Member - Abilene/Lubbock), Pete Olson, and Bill Flores
- MG Ed Jackson and many more USACE Headquarter, Southwest Division, and District commanders and staff
- Chairman Bech Bruun of the Texas Water Development Board was a special guest
- The Speakers Series on Thursday morning included both Congressional Members and Committee staff as well as speakers within the new Administration's transition team:
- Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz
- A special panel on WRDA 2016 with Geoff Bowman and Charles Brittingham who led the staff work on the bill in the House and Senate, respectively
- USGS Assistant Director for Water, Dr. Don Cline
- Insights on the new Administration's approach to infrastructure and what to expect from a new EPA
- Roy Wright, Deputy Associate Administrator at FEMA
- Carrying the Texas Water Day 2017 Priority Water Issues occurred Wednesday and Thursday afternoon with participant teams visiting Texas Congressional offices to present our issues, concerns, and requests