Texas Watershed Planning

January 25, 2011: Stakeholder Involvement and Facilitation

List of Attendees
Summary Notes
Watch recording of the Roundtable: part A, part B, part C

9:30 - 9:45 a.m. Welcome & Introductions [Kevin Wagner, TWRI]
9:45 - 10:45 a.m. Decision Support System for Cypress Creek [Jason Pinchback & Adrian Vogl, River Systems Institute at Texas State University-San Marcos]
  • Developing a DSS and how local stakeholders can be involved in manipulating data to make decisions on BMPs
10:45 - 11:00 a.m. Networking Break
11:00 - 12:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Involving stakeholders in meaningful decision making
  • Facilitator: Diane Boellstorff, Texas AgriLife Extension Service
  • Panelists: Ward Ling, Texas AgriLife Extension Service (Geronimo Creek Watershed); Jody Carton, Trinity Basin Conservation Foundation (Trinity River Basin); Rachel Powers, Houston-Galveston Area Council (Bacteria Implementation Group)
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Catered working lunch (or bring your own) [RSVP required]
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Panel Discussion: Re-engaging Stakeholders in Implementation and Adaptive Management and Reporting Success
  • Facilitator: Roger Miranda, Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Panelists: Jaime Flores, TWRI (Arroyo Colorado); Debbie Magin, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (Plum Creek); Lucas Gregory, TWRI (Pecos River, Buck Creek)
1:30 - 2:00 p.m. Stakeholder Facilitation and Conflict Management [Steven Mikulencak, Texas AgriLife Extension Service, Texas Coastal Watershed Program]
2:00 - 2:15 p.m. Networking Break
2:15 - 2:45 p.m. Watershed Action Planning (WAP) Process [Kerry Niemann, TCEQ; Arthur Talley, TCEQ]
  • Status update
2:45 - 3:15 p.m. Community-Based Planning [Mel Vargas, Parsons Water & Infrastructure Inc.]
3:15 - 3:30 p.m. Wrap-Up [Kevin Wagner, TWRI]
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