Texas Water Resources Institute to present watershed roundtable July 30 in Dallas

DALLAS — The Texas Water Resources Institute will present a Texas watershed coordinator roundtable July 30 in Dallas.

The institute is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.

The Texas Water Resources Institute roundtable in Dallas will include a demonstration of low-impact design for water conservation. (Photo by Robert Burns)

The roundtable July 30 in Dallas will include a tour and demonstration of low-impact design related to water use and conservation. (Texas A&M AgriLife Research photo by Robert Burns)

There is no charge for admission to the program, which will be from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center, 17360 Coit Road.

The roundtable will focus on urban best-management practices for water resource conservation and low-impact development for watershed coordinators and other water resource professionals, program presenters said.

“These roundtables, held biannually, provide a forum for watershed coordinators where they can develop interactive solutions to common watershed issues faced throughout the state and receive program updates on a variety of issues,” said Nikki Dictson, AgriLife Extension program specialist for the institute.

Dr. Fouad Jaber, AgriLife Extension specialist in integrated water resources at the Dallas center, will present information on low-impact development design, construction and performance and give a tour of low-impact development practices  demonstrated at the center.

Philip Crocker and Suzanna Perea of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will update attendees on the topics of nonpoint source pollution program and stormwater rulemaking, respectively.

A catered lunch is available for $10, and there is a vegetarian option. RSVP is required and participants may register and get more information at http://watershedplanning.tamu.edu/training/

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