EDTalks 2023

Friday, 22 September 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

6220 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78238, United States

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Friday, 22 September 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT

Southwest Research Institute, 6220 Culebra Rd, San Antonio, TX, 78238, United States.

The Edwards Aquifer Authority and Southwest Research Institute are pleased to present:

EDTalks 2023 - Practical Applications of Climate Model Data for Regional Water Resource Planning 

The climate is changing and it will likely affect resources in your area. How can you use available climate model data to help you plan for the future? This topic will be explored in case studies, applicable to south Texas, by our panel of guest speakers:

Adrienne Wootten, PhD

University of Oklahoma, South Central Climate Adaptation Science Center

1)    Climate Modeling, Downscaling, and Projections: The Basics and Beyond

2)    Developing Statistically Downscaled Climate Projections for the Long-Term Management of the Edwards Aquifer System


Debaditya Chakraborty, PhD

University of Texas at San Antonio

Using eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) models to support water resource planning


Hakan Basagaoglu, PhD

Edwards Aquifer Authority

Combining past and future climate data to characterize water levels, spring flows and droughts


Sam Sarkar, PE

Halff Associates

Understanding potential changes in recharge using climate data and existing models in the Frio/Dry Frio basin


Nicholas Martin, PG, PH

Southwest Research Institute

Models, planning, what-if scenarios, and uncertainty: a climate change impacts example from Val Verde County


Registration is $30 for general admission, $15 for students; this includes coffee, lunch, and an optional social networking hour with open bar and hor d'oeuvres.

Seats are limited and registration through the event page below is necessary to attend.  SwRI Department of Security requires that all EDTalks attendees check-in at the entry gate upon arrival.    

Cancellation policy

To cancel your reservation, please contact Jessica Quintanilla at EDTalks@edwardsaquifer.org

Edwards Aquifer Authority - Jessica Quintanilla