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The voice for water recycling in Texas.

The Association's National Presence

The EPA and DOE are Listening
TXWRA Chairman Brent Halldorson (Fountain Quail) is at CERA in Houston this week and is doing yeoman's work on behalf of the Texas Water Recycling Association. He has had the opportunity to meet briefly with both Gina McCarthy, EPA Administrator, and Ernest Moniz, Secretary of Energy. Chairman Halldorson discussed the leading work TXWRA is doing with water recycling in Texas, and responded to questions on water recycling and induced seismicity. Administrator McCarthy and Secretary Moniz appreciated his insights on behalf of the industry.

American Water and the Energy-Water Nexus
Today, American Water (member) will be participating in the National Governor's Association Roundtable on the Energy-Water Nexus. Topics to be addressed include Water Conservation Policieis and Programs That Target Energy Efficiency, all of which is closely aligned with recycling and reuse. We will share highlights from the Roundtable in a future update.

Association Leadership Opportunity
As mentioned in the last eblast, John Tintera has resigned his volunteer position as President of TXWRA to accept a leadership role with the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers. Elections for a new President will be held during the 2nd quarter. Full voting members may self-nominate for President.

Chris Hosek, another founding Board member and current Association Vice President of Government Relations, will serve as interim President. If you're interested in leading TXWRA but aren't a full voting member, contact us and we will help you upgrade your organization's membership.

March Primaries
Voting in the March Primary election is Tuesday, March 1. Early voting runs through tomorrow, February 26. Visit the Secretary of State's website for info on voting locations. An open Railroad Commission seat is on the ballot, and the RRC is a valued partner in TXWRA's efforts to expand water recycling in the oilfield. Visit the TXWRA website for brief background information on the RRC candidates. Please vote.

Upcoming Events of Note
Below are brief details on upcoming seminars and conferences that may be of learning and networking value to your organization.
  • Abstracts for International Petroleum Environmental Conference (IPEC) 23 - to be held in November in New Orleans - are now welcome. You can learn more at the Call for Presentations and Abstracts Submission Form links.
  • Texas A&M University's Global Petroleum Research Institute (member) will host a Water & Wastewater Course with equipment demonstration April 19-20. Visit the course link for more information and registration details.
  • The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers will hold their 2016 Annual Meeting and Expo in Wichita Falls April 19-20. Some speakers are still being finalized. Visit the Alliance website for details on this event.
  • Texas Water 2016 will be held in Fort Worth, Texas, from April 19-22, with an opening address by TWDB Chair Bech Bruun. Visit the event's website for more details and registration info.
  • The 31st WateReuse Symposium will be held Sept. 11-14 in Tampa, Florida. The event brings together water managers and industry leaders to network with the best and brightest in the field and learn what’s working and what’s next in water reuse policy, operations, technology and public perception.Visit the event's website for details and registration info.

Media Tidbits
TXWRA thought you might find the following articles noteworthy.

New SwRI solution takes aim at man-made earthquakes in the oil patch

As always, thank you for your support of the Texas Water Recycling Association.
Online presence. We've recently had to re-do the TXWRA website, so you may find broken links and other missing info. Please send us a message if you do notice items that need to be fixed.

Strength in numbers. Technologies and approaches to water recycling are diverse, and we welcome all perspectives. If you know of a company that should be a member of TXWRA, 
please let us know.

Membership renewals are continuing. TXWRA understands and appreciates that the economy is forcing many of our member businesses to adapt to constantly and possibly rapidly evolving circumstances. We are stronger for your participation, so please let us know how we can help you renew your organization's membership.

Please keep TXWRA informed of news, upcoming events, and other information that would benefit members. Send details to Jennifer for dissemination.
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