2020 Symposium

5th Biennial Texas Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium was held on February 12, 2020 at the Amarillo Civic Center in the North Exhibit Hall.

The Future of Water: Innovative, Efficient and Successful Strategies for Water Conservation 


Click on the presentation titles below to watch the video presentations of this year's Water Conservation Symposium.

2020 Agenda:

9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Welcome - Mayor Ginger Nelson, City of Amarillo

9:10 - 10:10 a.m.  Growing Hemp in Texas Panel -  Dan Hunter, Texas Department of Ag, Dr. Charles Beall, Ana-Lab, Dr. Calvin Trostle, Texas A&M AgriLife, Rafe Schroder, Hemp Producer

10:10 - 10:40 a.m. A Historical Look at the Ogallala Aquifer  - Robert Mace, Meadows Center for Water & the Environment

 10:40 -11:00  a.m.  Break

11:00 - 11:30 a.m. High Plains Aquifer Modeling  - Wade Oliver, PG, Intera, Inc.

11:30 - 12:00 p.m. Don’t Mess with Texas, Water Edition  - Brooke Paup, TWDB Board of Director

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 - 1:00 p.m. Texas Water Foundation's New Conservation Program  - Sarah Schlessinger, Texas Water Foundation

1:00 - 1:30 p.m.   Cotton’s Role in Water Conservation - Jourdan Bell, Texas A&M AgriLife Amarillo

1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Amarillo’s Waste Water Reclamation Program - Damen Ratliff, City of Amarillo

2:00 - 2:30 p.m. Xeriscape 101 - Neal Hinders, Canyon’s Edge Plants

2:30 - 2:50 p.m. Break

2:50 - 3:10 p.m. High Plains Water District’s AIM Program  - Victoria Whitehead & Jason Coleman, High Plains Water District

3:10 - 3:40 p.m. Hilmar Cheese Full Circle Water Cycle  - Herman Berngen, Hilmar Cheese

3:40 - 4:10 p.m. Corn/Cotton Rotation in the Texas North Plains  - Nich Kenny, North Plains GCD

4:15 p.m.   Award Door Prizes



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Thank you to 2020 Water Conservation Symposium Sponsors!


The Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District will strive to develop, promote and implement water conservation, augmentation and management strategies to protect water resources for the benefit of the citizens, economy, and environment of the District.



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