Workshops and Presentations
For more conservation education information, please contact the conservation staff
TWDB staff is available to conduct professional development workshops for Texas educators on topics of water resources and water conservation. These workshops require enrollment of at least 15 educators and a meeting place with appropriate facilities to support the training. Professional development credit which is authorized through the Texas Education Agency is provided for each hour of the training.
- Scheduled on request and staff availability
Rainwater Harvesting presentations
The TWDB Rain Team offers an introductory overview presentation targeted to individuals, educators and civic groups which are interested in learning the basic principles of rainwater harvesting. The presentation includes background on water resources in Texas from the state water plan and an overview of the components of basic rainwater harvesting systems. The presentation is not intended for actual design of a system or for certification of system designers or installers.
TWDB staff asks that requests for these presentations requires an enrollment of at least 15 participants and a meeting place with appropriate facilities to support the presentation.
- Scheduled on request and subject to staff availability
Water Loss Use and Conservation (WLUC) Workshops
The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) will be conducting two training webinars based on the water use survey, water loss audit, and water conservation reports. Information on TWDB’s financial assistance and Texas Commission on Environmental Quality’s financial, management, and technical assistance programs will be included.
The WLUC workshops will be held 8:00 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 8 and Thursday, April 22. Attendance at these workshops satisfies the legislative requirement under 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 358.6 (b)(4), requiring water loss auditor training prior to submitting a water loss audit to TWDB. Retail public water suppliers should find these workshops helpful as all retail public water suppliers are required to submit a 2020 water loss audit by May 1, 2021.
The WLUC workshops, part of TWDB’s Technical Assistance for Water Loss Control program (TAWLC), looks at water loss from a water stewardship perspective. Public utility revenue loss, collecting and reporting accurate data, assessing, auditing, and data validation will be reviewed. Data validation is accomplished using TWDB’s assessment scales which help utilities identify action items for water loss control.
The WLUC workshops are provided at no cost to participants and approved for 4 hours of continuing education for licensed water operators through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.
Attendance at these workshops also satisfies the legislative requirement under 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) § 358.6 (b)(4), requiring water loss auditor training prior to submitting a water loss audit to the TWDB. The training requirement can also be satisfied by viewing a pre-recorded training video.
See our Water Loss Auditor Training page for additional information.
Please contact WLA-Group@twdb.texas.gov for questions.