Clean water is crucial to our region's environment, economy, and quality of life. Our Clean Waters Initiative (CWI) program offers workshops that help local governments, landowners, and citizens develop effective strategies to reduce pollution in our area waterways.
SEPTEMBER 15: REGIONAL WATER CONSERVATION
This workshop will be held on Tuesday, September 15 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Houston-Galveston Area Council offices. This workshop topic is the most widely requested from our 2015 CWI Planning Survey, to date. To take that survey, click here.
Speakers invited for this workshop will cover topics including: Water Conservation and the 2060 Region H Water Plan; Water Conservation by the Yard: Estimating Savings from Outdoor Watering Restrictions; and Water Management Strategies / Assessments for Buildings and Irrigation Systems.
H-GAC Water Quality Resources
Includes workshop on in stream water quality monitoring, website user training and the Basin Summary Report
Waste Water Treatment Facilities and On-Site Sewage Facilities
Workshops on Electricity Use and Production through Wastewater, OSSFs, and Effluent Microbial Loading
Workshops geared towards Coastal Community needs such as 319 grants, Economic Development and OSSF repair/inspection/replacement.
Capacity Management and Operations Maintenance
Information about Sanitary Sewer Overflows (SSOs), Cease the Grease, and TCEQ small business assistance
MS4 Minimum Control Measures
H-GAC has hosted a series of workshop about the six minimum control measures for MS4s: construction site runoff, post-construction runoff, illicit discharge detection and emimination, good housekeeping, and industrial permits
Landscaping, Land Use, and Low Impact Development
Presentations about Yard Wise, Flood Control Landscaping, Compost and Green Roofs, Nutrients and Sediments in our waterways, and Low Impact Development for Developers
Stormwater and Watersheds
This category includes presentaitons about feral hogs and water quality, watershed modeling, urban stream ecology, and instream bacteria dynamics.
Education, Outreach, and Public Participation
Local initiatives such as Back the Bay, Clean Water Clear Choice, and Texas Stream Team
Kathy JanhsenPublic Outreach & Education PlannerKathy.Janhsen@h-gac.com713-993-2423