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North Texas Outdoor Watering Summit

October 6, 2020 - October 8, 2020


The first-ever North Texas Outdoor Watering Summit is a three day online conference featuring peer-to-peer learning and expert technical assistance for North Texas cities and utilities currently implementing or interested in adopting programs to reduce outdoor watering as a water efficiency practice. We are focusing on North Texas, but any utility interesting in implementing or improving programs to reduce outdoor watering should plan on attending.

Many North Texas cities have yet to put in place programs to limit outdoor watering. Current population trends indicate these communities will face future water supply challenges that necessitate an extensive commitment to water conservation.

With the adoption of a no more than 2x-per-week outdoor watering schedule as well as other complimentary programs, North Texas cities are estimated to see 7% – 11% reductions in total municipal water use. Given this potential for positive change, this summit will be a forum on how cities and utilities can implement common-sense outdoor watering schedules and maximize their water savings.

Learn from state and national experts about the latest best management practices for controlling outdoor watering; the multiple benefits of such approaches; and receive practical guidance on how to plan, draft, and adopt successful ordinances.

The conference is a three-day virtual event that will include numerous opportunities for networking and collaboration.

October 6-8, 2020 – 10am – 12pm

Registration is $20. The conference is intended to be accessible to all, if registration costs presents a financial hardship, please contact Jennifer Walker at walkerj@nwf.org.

Presentations and workshop topics include:

    • Best Practices for Compliance and Positive Results
    • Planning, Drafting and Adopting Ordinances
    • Customer Behavior and Compliance
    • Regional Landscape Initiatives
    • Complementary Programs to Lock in Conservation Savings
    • Peer-to-Peer Learning with Early Adopters
    • Identifying and Overcoming Barriers to Implementation
    • …and more!


The summit features speakers from the Alliance for Water Efficiency, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University, City of Frisco, Tarrant Regional Water District, North Texas Municipal Water District, National Wildlife Federation, and more.

View the full agenda here.


October 6, 2020
October 8, 2020
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