The outreach committee meets quarterly to advocate for water reuse across the state of Texas. We develop communication plans for the following month, brainstorm newsletter content, and discuss other outreach and communications initiatives that WRTX might want to pursue.
The membership committee meets quarterly to develop and execute WRTX’s current membership engagement strategy and prospective member recruitment strategy. Additional responsibilities include keeping the WRTX value proposition current and collecting member feedback.
The policy committee meets quarterly (and may meet more often prior to the Texas legislative session) to discuss the legislative and regulatory landscape for water reuse in Texas. Responsibilities and goals of committee participation include collecting member feedback regarding policy initiatives/priorities, developing strategies to advance reuse opportunities, tracking proposed legislation that may affect water reuse, advocating for funding and incentives related to reuse, and recommending advocacy priorities to the WRTX board.
The research committee meets quarterly to identify and evaluate research needs that will promote water reuse in Texas. We provide recommendations to the WRTX board on initiatives that can foster water reuse, including financial support and other resources. We play a key role in organizing the annual WRTX Conference by participating in the abstract review process and providing input on technical content and research-related items that can enrich the conference experience for attendees. We also identify opportunities to engage students and young professionals in water reuse research.
2023 Conference Planning Committee (ad hoc)
This committee meets monthly to discuss conference planning, budgeting, and other administrative items.