Past Event

Meeting 1: Review of the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Program

Study in Progress: Public Meeting
February 13, 2014 - February 15, 2014

Location: Edwards Aquifer Authority Headquarters
900 E. Quincy San Antonio TX 78215

Open Session

10:15?10:30 Introductions, Review of Meeting Agenda, Ground Rules for Session
Danny Reible, Committee Chair, NAE, Texas Tech

10:30?10:45 Introduction to the NRC and the Committee Process
Laura Ehlers, Study Director, Water Science and Technology Board

10:45?12:00 Introduction to the Edwards Aquifer and the EAA
Nathan Pence, Executive Director Habitat Conservation Programs, EAA
? Introduction to the Edwards Aquifer and Habitat Conservation Plan
? Request for the NRC study
? Goals/desires for the NRC study: deliverables and specific advice

12:00?1:00 Lunch

1:00?1:30 Hydrologic modeling efforts: Update on MODFLOW and Finite Element Model
Nathan Pence and Jim Winterle, EAA

1:30?2:00 Water Quality Monitoring: Program Overview
Mark Hamilton, EAA

2:00?2:30 Biological Monitoring: Program Overview
Nathan Pence, EAA, and Edmund Oborny, BIOWEST Consulting

2:30?3:00 Ecological Modeling: Program Overview
Nathan Pence, EAA, and Edmund Oborny, BIOWEST Consulting

3:00?3:15 Break

3:15?4:00 Applied Research in Support of the HCP: Program Overview
Nathan Pence and Bob Hall, EAA

4:00?5:30 Stakeholder Open Mike Session

Friday, February 14

8:15?10:15 Closed Session

Open Session (if needed)

10:15?12:00 Discussion with Sponsor
? Give thoughts on science to date
? Ask additional questions/get clarification
? Request materials/information
? Discuss agenda of 2nd meeting, including field trip

12:00?4:00 Closed Session

Saturday, February 15

Tour of the Comal and San Marcos Springs

8:00 Depart Indigo Hotel lobby for Comal Springs

9:00?10:30 Tour the Comal Springs: Start @ Parks and Recreation Office, 110 Golf Course Rd, New Braunfels, TX, 78132.

10:30?11:00 Travel to San Marcos Springs

11:30?1:00 Tour the San Marcos Springs: Start @ Meadows Center for Water, 951 Aquarena Springs Dr., San Marcos, TX, 78666.