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Workshops and Presentations

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Educator workshops

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

Total Water Loss Control Workshops

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is planning a series of training workshops employing the Total Water Loss Control Program; encompassing the Water Use Survey, the Water Loss Audit, the Annual Conservation Report, and Water Conservation Plan.

The workshops will focus on all aspects of water loss, including collecting and reporting correct data, assessing, auditing, and validating the reported data.

The Total Water Loss Control Program considers water loss from an environmental stewardship perspective, reviews public utility revenue loss, and promotes the protection of public health by eliminating the threat of sanitary defects associated with leaking or broken pipes.

Finally, these workshops will provide information on the assessment scale which helps to identify action items determined by the water loss audit. The workshops are approved for 4 hours of continuing education for licensed operators through the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality.

Attendance at these workshops also satisfies the legislative requirement under 31 Texas Administrative Code (TAC) ยง 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.

The Total Water Loss Control Workshops will begin in January 2020 and run through April 2020. See our Water Loss Auditor Training page for additional information and to register.

Please contact WLA-Group@twdb.texas.gov for questions.

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