2017 Conference Presentations

“Federal and State Funding Grant Workshop”

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Adele Cardenas-Malott, P.E.
Senior Policy Advisor
Water Quality Protection
Division
EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

“Funding Opportunities in the LRGV”

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Curry Jones MPH
Chief, State and Tribal Programs Section
EPA, Region 6, Dallas, TX

“Collective Planning by Building Partnerships for Impact”

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Laura E. Gomez Rodriguez
Community Liaison for Federal Interagency Initiatives
USEPA, Dallas, TX

HUD’s Grant Programs

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Zuleika K. Morales-Romero
Field Officer Director
HUD San Antonio, TX

“Successful Grant Writing”

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Leah Yasenchak, Ph.D.,
AICP/PP, CEcD.
&
Adele Cardenas-Malott, P.E.
Senior Policy Advisor EPA

“Urban Waters Learning Forum”

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Adele Cardenas-Malott, P.E.
Senior Policy Advisor
Water Quality Protection
Division
EPA Region 6, Dallas, TX

“TCEQ MS4 Program Update”
REBECCA VILLALBA
Team Leader, Stormwater & Pretreatment Team
Water Quality Division
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ)
Austin, TX

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“City of Laredo Discharge Detection and Elimination (IDD&E) Programs for TPDES Compliance”
IVAN SANTOYO
Stormwater Manager/City of Laredo
Environmental Services Department
Laredo, TX

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“National and Regional Outstanding Examples of Long Term Stormwater Management and Integrated Planning Frameworks”
NELLY SMITH
Municipal Stormwater Coordinator
EPA Region 6, Permits and Technical Assistance Section
NPDES Permits & TMDLs Branch

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“ASCE’s Grand Challenge”
CRAIG B. THOMPSON, P.E.
ASCE Texas Section President
Vice President/Principal, Hanson Professional Services
Naismith | Hanson
Corpus Christi, TX

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“Historical and Recent Characteristics of Freshwater Inflow and Salinity in the Lower Laguna Madre and Rio Grande Estuaries”
CAIMEE A. SCHOENBAECHLER
Manager
&
EVAN L. TURNER, Ph.D.
Coastal Scientist
Bays and Estuaries Program/Texas Water Development Board
Austin, TX

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“Improving runoff simulation for sub watersheds in the Lower Laguna Madre”
D. NELUN FERNANDO, Ph.D., CTCM
Hydrologist
Surface Water | Bays & Estuaries
Water Science and Conservation
Austin, TX

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“Project CRAWFISH: a water-smart, integrated vegetable garden and aquaculture system maintained with harvested rainwater and HVAC condensate”
CHRISTOPHER A. GABLER, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Earth, Environmental, and Marine Science
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
Brownsville, TX

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“Serving the Civil Engineering Community through ASCE”
JESSE SANCHEZ, P.E.
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Rio Grande Valley Branch
President
&
DORA MARIN-ROBLES, P.E.
American Society of Civil Engineers
Rio Grande Valley Branch
Branch Section Director

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“Modeling, Design and Construction of a Commercial Low Impact Development Retrofit”
TROY DORMAN, Ph.D., P.E., CFM

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“Welcome to the LRGV Water Quality Management & Planning Conference”
Texas Floodplain Management Association

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“Biochar as a filter media for removing lead and arsenic in water”
JIHOON (JAMES) KANG Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
&
SERIO MIRELES
MS Student
University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences

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“Strategic Planning – LRGV TPDES Stormwater Task Force”
JOSE HINOJOSA
General Manager
Santa Cruz Irrigation District #15
Chair person | LRGV TPDES Stormwater Task Force

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“TPDES Construction Management at the City of Laredo”
IVAN SANTOYO
Stormwater Manager/City of Laredo
Environmental Services Department
Engineering Associate
Laredo, TX

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General Facts about the LLM / BSC Watershed
JUDE BENAVIDEZ, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences

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“Disaster District Committee 21 Emergency Operations”
TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
Division of Emergency Management

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” LLMEP Thrust Area 3 Likelihood for Success or Sustainability of the EP”

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“The Texas General Land Office Community Development and Revitalization Program”
(GLO-CDR)

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“Texas Stream Team: Caring For Our Waters”
THE MEADOWS CENTER FOR WATER AND THE ENVIRONMENT
Texas State University
Stacey Haddad, B.S.
Graduate Research Assistant
&
Jenna Walker, MAGeo
Program Coordinator

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Texas Water Development Board Financing: Demystified

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“EPA’s Role in Support for Sustainable Agriculture”
RANDY RUSH
Policy Advisor – Agriculture
U.S. EPA – Region 6
Dallas, TX

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“Lower Laguna Madre & Port of Brownsville Watershed Characterization Study”
TIM CAWTHON
NPS Project Manager
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
NPS Program, Austin, TX
&
JUDE BENAVIDEZ, Ph.D.
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences

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“Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Water Quality Management Plan Program”
BRIAN KOCH
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Regional Watershed Coordinator
Temple, TX

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“Deepwater Horizon Funds”
TOBY BAKER
Commissioner
TCEQ, Austin, TX

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“Texas Flood Response System”
HARRY EVANS
Center for Research on Water Resources
University of Texas Austin Fire Department (Retired)
Austin, TX

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“The Legal and Practical Requirements for Permitting Return Flows”
EMILY W. ROGERS Attorney
Partner
Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP
Austin, TX

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“Monitoring, Modeling and Decision Making: Making it Work”
THOMAS E. DAVENPORT | USEPA
DONALD W. MEALS
&
STEVEN A. DRESSING
Tetra Tech, Inc.

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“State Agency Perspective of Estuary Program Subcommittees”
BRIAN KOCH
Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
Regional Watershed Coordinator
Temple, TX

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“Lower Laguna Madre Estuary Program GLO CMP Grant (Cycle 21)”
CAMERON COUNTY
UTRGV-Department of Civil Engineering
TAMUK-Institute for Sustainable Energy and the Environment

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“Lower Laguna Madre Water Quality”
TIM CAWTHON
Nonpoint Source Program
TCEQ
Austin, TX

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“Beyond sea-level rise: impacts of climate change on coastal ecosystems in South Texas”
CHRISTOPHER A. GABLER, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Earth, Environmental and Marine Sciences
UTRGV-Brownsville, TX

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“Corporate Partnerships…Success Stories”
RAY ALLEN
Executive Director
Coastal Bend Bays & Estuaries Program

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“Urban Green Infrastructure: An Initiative for the US-MEX Border Region”
JOAQUIN MARRUFFO
Environmental Programs Manager
Border Environment Cooperation Commission

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“Bacterial Source Tracking in Stormwater”
CALISTA MILLS
Physical Scientist
US EPA
Gulf of Mexico Program

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“Developing a Decision Making Tool for Determining LID Stormwater Detention Requirements for the LRGV”
JAVIER GUERRERO
Civil Engineering, UTRGV
KIM JONES & TAUFIQ ALAM
Institute of Sustainable Energy and the Environment
Texas A&M University-Kingsville

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