Texas Emergency Management ONLINE 2012 Vol. 59 No. 2

Drought Emergency Planning Workshops

Organizations are meeting to discuss ways to address water supply shortages

All across the state, local citizens, public officials and representatives with various utility organizations are meeting to discuss ways to address water supply shortages and prevent future shortages. The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is hosting drought emergency planning workshops throughout the state. The workshops will provide local government officials, board members, and their water system operators information and tools to prevent and mitigate water outages.

Workshop presentation topics will include:

  • The status and severity of the continuing drought in Texas,
  • An explanation of the emergency process and the role of each agency in the process,
  • A discussion on what the Drinking Water Task force is and what it has done thus far,
  • An explanation of available tools, including Financial, Managerial, and Technical (FMT) assistance; the EnviroMentor Program; funding; and the Texas Water Infrastructure Coordination Committee (TWICC),
  • A discussion on creating an emergency plan:
    •   obtaining interconnections
    •   drilling emergency wells
    •   planning for conservation

Representatives from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, Texas Division of Emergency Management, Texas Water Development Board, the Texas Water Infrastructure Coordination Committee, local river authorities, and the local Ground Water Conservation Districts will be available to provide additional information at booths following the presentations.

Please click below to choose a workshop location:

Seating is limited, so please register early. For more information, please visit the TCEQ Drought Emergency Planning Workshop page.

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