Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World

The University of Texas of the Permian Basin launched the inaugural Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference in Midland February 20-23, 2018.  The conference emphasized innovation and facilitating commercial-free discussions about facing the water resource challenges confronting the energy industry in the Permian Basin. The two and a half days of presentations connected professionals, policy-makers and academics.  Speakers included Texas State Senator Chuck Perry, CEOs of midstream companies, and the Texas Railroad Commission.

Read Rod Smith’s speech, “Looking Forward: Importing Institutional Concepts from the Water World,” where he argues that the rapidly increasing water demand for the Oil & Gas Industry requires the industry to rethink water resources and infrastructure in the Permian.

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Efforts Underway to Replenish Dying Salton Sea in Imperial Valley

On July 14, 2022, Rodney T. Smith, President of Stratecon Inc. and Managing Partner of Sea-to-Sea Bi-National Canal Company, was interviewed by KUSI News Anchor Logan Byrnes on Good Evening San Diego about current efforts to restore the Salton Sea. The interview included why it’s important to restore the Salton Sea, an overview of Sea-to-Sea […]

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Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets

The Texas House Committee on Natural Resources held a public hearing on October 16, 2018, to hear invited and public testimony on some its interim charges … Read Stratecon President Rodney T. Smith’s testimony, Lessons from California’s Journey in Water Markets, where he discusses how California’s experience can be used to inform water management in Texas.

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