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March Branch Meeting

March 20, 2018
11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
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5430 Westheimer Road
Houston , TX 77056


  • 11:00 AM - Technical Sessions Begin
  • 12:00 PM - Lunch
  • 12:15 PM - Keynote Speaker 


Mr. Bob Harvey, President and CEO, Greater Houston Partnership, Bio


Ms. Lauren Alaniz, Director of Sales, ECBVerdyol, Bio

Tech Session 1: "Revegetating Difficult Sites”  

The presentation would go over how using these types of products can increase the vegetation success on sites when used as a topsoil replacement or when used in conjunction with less than ideal soils. We’ll look at how a multitude of factors come into play in creating successful soils and vegetation densities, and then I have 4 projects (3 from here in Texas) which show the different conditions our product can achieve success on. This product can provide a substantial cost savings over using topsoil and compost and greatly speeds up installation time over those conventional methods.

Ms. Paula Paciorek, Water Resources Manager, Galveston Bay Foundation, Bio

Tech Session 2: "Tapping on Opportunities in the Water Sector That Protect the Environment”  

The San Jacinto-Trinity Watershed currently homes 12 million people (almost half of Texas’ current population). This population is projected to double in the next 50 years, transforming this region in one of the most water thirsty watersheds in the state of Texas. Region C and H are the two main water planning groups overseeing the water needs of the SJ-T watershed. However, these “water needs” projections only consider “human water needs,” not “environmental ones,” such as the needs of the region’s main estuary system: Galveston Bay.

Paula will provide an overview of regions C and H projected “human water needs,” and what that means for Galveston Bay. Paula will also discuss the key role of increasing water conservation in our region in the next 20 years, and the many opportunities in this area, both from a perspective of investment and funding. Paula will also discuss the risks of too much wastewater reuse in the region.

Furthermore, Paula will discuss some of the latest results of the Galveston Bay Report Card ( Climate Change section, including relative sea level rise, and the potential impacts to Galveston Bay. Other reports that she will touch on are: The Texas Water Conservation Scorecard, Bays in Peril Report, Water Conservation by the Yard Report and Navigating the SWIFT Application Process for Water Conservation Projects.

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Julia P. Clarke Julia P. Clarke
(713) 369-5413 (713) 369-5413


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$30.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$30.00 Life Member/Government Employee
$25.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$40.00 Non-ASCE Member
$35.00 Earlybird rate before March 16

$15.00 Student
$10.00 Earlybird rate before March 16


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