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For over thirteen years, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Policy Orientation has been one of the nation’s top policy conferences, selling out each year while bringing together lawmakers, policy experts, and engaged citizens from across the political spectrum to discuss critical issues facing the Lone Star State and America. 

Policy Orientation 2016 will be held January 6-8 at the Hilton Austin. For more information and to register, please visit policyorientation.com.
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Thursday, January 7 • 9:30am - 10:45am
Regulatory Water World: How to Best Prepare for Growth in Texas

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With drought having so recently plagued Texas, the need to streamline and unclutter burdensome state regulations has become apparent.  In order to meet future water need, legislative action in the form of an omnibus water bill that enacts widespread reforms to existing water law is needed. This panel will provide a discussion on what future water need will be, what existing water regulations exist and what the possible reforms to them might look like. 

**This panel is CLE accredited**  

Moderators
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Leigh Thompson

Policy Analyst, Center for Energy and the Environment, Texas Public Policy Foundation
Leigh Thompson is a Policy Analyst in the Center for Energy and the Environment at the Texas Public Policy Foundation and is a licensed attorney in the State of Texas. | | Prior to joining the Foundation in January 2015, Thompson studied at St. Mary’s University School of Law and Graduated with a Doctor of Jurisprudence (J.D.) in 2014. She was raised in the Dallas area and completed her undergraduate coursework at Dallas Baptist... Read More →

Speakers
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Bech Bruun

Chairman, Texas Water Development Board
Bech Bruun's professional experience spans positions in the executive and legislative branches of government as well as in the water industry with one of the state’s largest wholesale water providers. Bruun has served as a Board Member of the Texas Water Development Board Since September 1, 2013. Governor Abbott designated him Chairman in June 2015. Prior to his service on the Board, Bruun held a variety of positions in Governor Rick... Read More →
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Representative Jason Isaac

Texas House of Representatives
State Representative Jason Isaac is a fourth generation Texan.  Jason, his wife, Carrie, and their two boys call Dripping Springs home. Since his election in 2010, Rep. Isaac has proved to be a knowledgeable and effective legislator. He has passed legislation to assist veterans, protect Second Amendment rights, and strengthen election integrity.  He's dedicated to providing Texans with great schools, an efficient transportation... Read More →
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Martha K. Landwehr

General Counsel, Texas Chemical Council
Martha serves as the General Counsel for the Texas Chemical Council, a statewide trade association representing nearly 70 chemical manufacturing companies with over 200 research and manufacturing facilities across the state.  In her role at TCC, Martha has worked on a broad range of environmental regulatory and policy issues and leads TCC’s air and water advocacy efforts on behalf of TCC members before the Texas Legislature, the... Read More →
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Mike Mason

President and CEO, Weathermatic
Mike Mason is constantly at the forefront of new industries. As President and CEO of Weathermatic, he is currently revolutionizing the green industry through cloud-based water management technology and services. Under Mason’s leadership, the 70 year old company has transitioned from a traditional irrigation manufacturer to the industry-leading sustainable, high-tech, socially conscious water management brand. Through their social... Read More →


Thursday January 7, 2016 9:30am - 10:45am
Meeting Room 616

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