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AUSTIN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLANNING COMMUNITY TASK FORCE July 12, 2022 --12:00pm Hybrid Meeting Permitting and Development Center 6310 Wilhelmina Delco Drive Austin, Texas 78752 Some members of the BOARD/COMMISSION may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live For more information go to: Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. The first 10 speakers to register will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns not on the agenda. To register, contact Jaynell Nicholson at jaynell.nicholson@austintexas.gov. The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). CURRENT TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Voting Members: Bill Moriarty Hani Michel Joshua Rolfe Perry Lorenz Sarah Faust Todd Bartee Robert Mace, Vice Chair Ex Officio Non-Voting Members: Austin Water: Kevin Critendon Austin Energy: Kathleen Garrett Austin Resource Recovery: Tony Davee Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Tymon Khamsi Office of Innovation: Daniel Culotta Office of Sustainability: Lucia Athens Parks and Recreation: Liana Kallivoka Watershed Protection: Katie Coyne Vanessa Puig-Williams Jennifer Walker, Chair Robert Levinski AGENDA CALL TO ORDER – PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL APPROVAL OF MINUTES 1. Approval of the meeting minutes from the Regular Task Force meeting on May 3rd. DISCUSSION ITEMS 2. Update on current water supply conditions, presented by Austin Water staff 3. Presentation of Water Forward 2018 implementation quarterly progress report, presented 4. Overview of Austin Water’s onsite water reuse system and benchmarking programs, by Austin Water staff presented by Austin Water staff 5. Update on Water Forward 2024 project status, presented by Austin Water staff FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS 6. Discussion of future agenda items. ADJOURNMENT The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force …

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1 - May 3, 2022 Water Forward Task Force meeting minutes original pdf

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AUSTIN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLANNING COMMUNITY TASK FORCE REGULAR MEETING MINUTES TUESDAY, MAY 3, 2022 The Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force convened in a Regular Meeting on May 3, 2022, with Social Distancing Modifications. Chair WALKER called the meeting to order at 12:03 pm. Members in Attendance: Jennifer Walker, Chair Robert Mace, Vice Chair Ex-Officio Members in Attendance: Kevin Critendon Members in Attendance Remotely: Todd Bartee Sarah Faust Robert Levinski Hani Michel Bill Moriarty Ex-Officio Members in Attendance Remotely: Lucia Athens, Katie Coyne, Tony Davee, Kathleen Garrett PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL Paul DiFiore on behalf of PODER - Mr. DiFiore shared comments on issues of water justice and access in Austin and Travis County. 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the meeting minutes from the March 21st Task Force meeting. The minutes from the meeting of 3/21/2022 were approved on Vice Chair MACE’S motion and Member MICHEL’S second on a 6-0 vote. Member BARTEE abstained and Member WILLIAMS was absent. The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please contact Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force liaison Marisa Flores Gonzalez at 512-972-0194, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. Page 1 of 2 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS, PRESENTATIONS, AND/OR REPORTS a. Water supply update b. Rain to River Update The presentation was made by Sara Eatman, Engineer A, Austin Water. The presentation was made by Nick Kincaid, Planner Senior, Watershed Protection. c. Water Forward 2018 Implementation update i. Quarterly Report ii. iv. The presentation was made by Marisa Flores Gonzalez, Program Manager III, Austin Water. FY21 Annual Report The presentation was made by Marisa Flores Gonzalez, Program Manager III, Austin Water. iii. Centralized Reclaimed System overview The presentation was made by Dan Pedersen, Supervising Engineer, Austin Water. Implementation Subcommittee report Staff provided a written subcommittee report in the meeting backup materials. i. d. Water Forward 2024 update Project Status update The presentation was made by Marisa Flores Gonzalez, Program Manager III, Austin Water. ii. Water Forward 2024 Subcommittee report Staff provided a written subcommittee report in the meeting backup materials. Chair WALKER adjourned the meeting at …

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2 - Water Supply Update original pdf

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Water Supply Update t e e F - e r c A 225,000 200,000 175,000 150,000 125,000 100,000 75,000 50,000 25,000 0 Highland Lakes Inflows Average 1942 - Present Average 2008 - 2015 2021 2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Combined Storage of Lakes Buchanan and Travis January 1, 2005 through July 1, 2022 2.0M ac-ft Full Storage Current Water Supplies As of 7/11/2022, combined storage was at 1,237,157 acre-feet (62% full). 0.6M ac-ft Interruptible stored water for non-Garwood divisions was not provided by LCRA in 2012 through 2015. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 t e e f - e r c a , e g a r o t S 2,200,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 NOAA 3-Month Outlook LCRA Lake Levels Forecast Source Questions

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3 - WF18 FY22 Q3 Progress Overview original pdf

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Water Forward 2018 FY22 Q3 Implementation Progress Report Questions

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4 - OWRS and Benchmarking Programs Overview original pdf

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Update on Benchmarking and OWRS Programs July 12, 2022 WATER FORWARD CONSERVATION & REUSE IN THE LDC • Austin Water received Council direction in May of 2019 to include Water Forward regulations into the LDC Revision • AW was specifically asked to address code changes for large commercial developments ≥250,000 SF • Multiple public stakeholder meetings were held on these code changes, but the LDC Revision did not move forward LDC Amendments in 2021 WATER BENCHMARKING RECLAIMED WATER ONSITE WATER REUSE Effective Dec. 1, 2021 Effective Dec. 1, 2023 WATER BENCHMARKING REQUIREMENTS  All commercial and multi-family site plan applicants complete an online survey to assess how water will be used within their development projects and identify water reuse/water conservation opportunities before construction begins.  Projects with 250,000 or more square feet of gross floor area are required to meet with Austin Water to discuss water reuse and conservation strategies and requirements. WATER BENCHMARKING APPLICATION Water Benchmarking Summary Q3 of FY2022  59 applications  14 > 250,000 SF • Very positive feedback to date on the process • Developers or owners have been coming to the required meeting and asking great questions • Lots of interest in Bucks for Business rebate • Multiple inquiries about making it easier to use rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation Onsite Water Reuse System (OWRS) Program Phase I went into effect December 2020 Phase 2 to take effect December 2023 Voluntary* OWRS Program  New OWRS regulations in Title 15 (Utility Regulations) for the design, permitting and operation and maintenance of multi- family & commercial systems  Encourage voluntary adoption of OWRS in new development to test out the new regulatory framework with pilot incentive *Mandatory for 100 ton+ cooling towers Mandatory OWRS Program  Mandatory installation of OWRS for commercial and multi-family developments >250,000 sq. ft. in Title 25 (Land Development Code)  Rules will be posted on the applicability for the mandate along with provisions for enforcing the mandate Voluntary OWRS Program Summary All of FY2022  4 OWRS applications  1 cooling tower system approval  2 pilot incentive applications  2 incentive applications approved • New regulatory framework needs to be learned by local engineering community • Outreach on incentive program has been successful with projects already planned for • Confusion surrounding rainwater harvesting for stormwater treatment for discharge to environment vs. rainwater harvesting for landscape irrigation ACC Highland Campus …

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5 - WF24 Update original pdf

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Water Forward 2024 project status update Water Forward 2024 (WF24) Project Tasks Task 1 - Project Management Task 2 - Community Engagement Task 3. Refine planning methodology Task 4. Forecast baseline water demands Task 6. Identify water resource needs Task 7. Identify, screen, and characterize strategies Task 8. Develop and evaluate 50-yr water resource portfolios Task 5. Update climate and hydrology analysis Task 9. Develop plan recommendations and 100-yr adaptive management plan WF24 Task Progress to Date & Next Steps Task Name Progress to Date Next Steps 1 Project Management • Updated project schedule to reflect mid- 2024 anticipated project completion • Continue scope development for targeted consultant support services 2 Community Engagement • Held two virtual public workshops to • Complete draft Education and Engagement Plan (EEP) • Hold equity trainings/groundings gather input on guiding principles and community values • Launched SpeakUp Austin Page • Continued planning for AW staff equity training and WF Task Force and Community Advisory Group member equity grounding WF24 Task Progress to Date & Next Steps Task Name Progress to Date Next Steps 3 Planning Methodology • Substantial completion of mission statement, guiding principles, and objectives • Substantial completion of modeling scenarios (hydrology, demands, supply) • Began planning modeling processes • Refine performance metrics, modeling processes, and parameters 4 Demand Forecast • Continued development of 100-year • Continue disaggregation of 100-yr population projections population projections • Substantial completion of Disaggregated • Complete DDM structural update work 5 Climate and Hydrology Analysis Demand Model (DDM) structural improvements • Substantial completion of hydrologic • Developed preliminary high-level climate • Held Climate Technical Advisory Group models trends takeaways meeting 5/19 • Develop monthly streamflow timeseries for use in the Water Availability Model • Continued coordination with other City departments on climate takeaways and external messaging WF24 Schedule Adjustments Key Takeaway: About a four-month delay in final plan completion. Approx. Target Date External-facing deliverables to be presented to Task Force and key stakeholders Sep. 2022 Nov. 2022 Jan. 2023 Mar. 2023 May 2023 Preliminary Climate and Hydrology Analysis results Population and employment projections at small-polygon level Draft Equity and Affordability Roadmap and Tool Disaggregated demand projections and updated WF18 strategy yields Preliminary needs analysis results WF24 Schedule Adjustments Key Takeaway: About a four-month delay in final plan completion. Approx. Target Date External-facing deliverables to be presented to Task Force and key stakeholders Sep. 2023 Nov. 2023 Water management …

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UT-COA Water Forward Climate and Hydrology Analysis Climate Technical Advisory Group May 19, 2022 Meeting Notes Teams Meeting, 4:00pm  Overview of multivariate model methodology, presented by Richard Hoffpauir, PhD, the consulting hydrologist for the City of Austin o The original purpose of the multivariate model was for extending naturalized flows, but the model set-up allows relatively easy adaptation to use with Global Climate Model (GCM) outputs. o Dr. Hoffpauir reviewed the process to develop the flow model. Input data to the model includes precipitation, evaporation, naturalized flow, weather data from Texas Water Development Board quadrangles, and 28 monthly weather feature categories developed from PRISM daily data (such as precip > 0.5”, greatest 7-day precip per month, number of days per month Tmax > 90 degF, etc.). o The model was built based on filtering weather variables and quadrangles to develop a relationship between input variables and flow at each control point. The top 10 features per control point are selected based on the filtering algorithm, which seeks to maximize relevance and minimize redundancy. Each control point has a unique combination of 10 weather features in its model. o The flow model uses the 10 weather features in a simple neural network-type model with a scaling factor to produce flow projections in acre-feet/month. The model was trained, validated, and tested on 100 different splits of the 1983-2016 period of record data. A validation score was used to stop the training iterations to avoid over- fitting of the model. o Model flows and error appears good overall, although models further upstream in the basin tend to have poorer R2 values than those lower in the basin. The model results for Pecan Bayou matched well with a paper CTAG member Julie Vano, PhD, had sent after the last CTAG meeting.  Discuss multivariate model preliminary results, presented by Richard Hoffpauir, PhD o Dr. Hoffpauir presented the preliminary results using the multivariate model and GCM precipitation and temperature outputs to project flows through the year 2100. Precipitation and temperature from the 5 GCMs and 3 scenarios was bias-corrected to the PRISM dataset for use in the multivariate model because the model was trained using the PRISM dataset as input to replicate historical naturalized flows. o Results from the multivariate model using PRISM data as inputs appear to match well with the WAM naturalized flows. Maximum flows using the GCM data as inputs are …

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Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AUSTIN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLANNING COMMUNITY TASK FORCE May 3, 2022 --12:00pm Hybrid Meeting Austin Energy 4815 Mueller Blvd Austin, Texas 78723 For more information go to: Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. The first 10 speakers to register will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns not on the agenda. To register, contact Jaynell Nicholson at jaynell.nicholson@austintexas.gov The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). Vanessa Puig-Williams (District 8) Jennifer Walker, Chair (District 9) Robert Levinski (District 10) CURRENT TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Voting Members: Bill Moriarty (Mayor) Hani Michel (District 1) Vacant (District 2) Perry Lorenz (District 3) Vacant (District 4) Sarah Faust (District 5) Todd Bartee (District 6) Robert Mace, Vice Chair (District 7) Ex Officio Non-Voting Members: Austin Water: Kevin Critendon Austin Energy: Kathleen Garrett Austin Resource Recovery: Tony Davee Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Tymon Khamsi Office of Innovation: Kerry O’Connor Office of Sustainability: Lucia Athens Parks and Recreation: Liana Kallivoka Watershed Protection: Katie Coyne Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA CALL TO ORDER – PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the meeting minutes from the March 21st Task Force meeting. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS, PRESENTATIONS, AND OR REPORTS a. Water supply update b. Water Forward 2018 Implementation update FY21 Annual Report i. Quarterly Report ii. iii. Centralized Reclaimed System overview iv. Implementation Subcommittee report c. Water Forward 2024 update Project Status update i. a. Climate and Hydrology Analysis update and Climate Technical Advisory Group report b. Community Ambassadors Group update ii. Water Forward 2024 Subcommittee report a. Mission statement, guiding principles, and objectives 3. VOTING ITEMS None 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Discussion of future …

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Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AUSTIN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLANNING COMMUNITY TASK FORCE May 3, 2022 --12:00pm Hybrid Meeting Austin Energy 4815 Mueller Blvd Austin, Texas 78723 For more information go to: Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. The first 10 speakers to register will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns not on the agenda. To register, contact Jaynell Nicholson at jaynell.nicholson@austintexas.gov The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). Vanessa Puig-Williams (District 8) Jennifer Walker, Chair (District 9) Robert Levinski (District 10) CURRENT TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Voting Members: Bill Moriarty (Mayor) Hani Michel (District 1) Vacant (District 2) Perry Lorenz (District 3) Vacant (District 4) Sarah Faust (District 5) Todd Bartee (District 6) Robert Mace, Vice Chair (District 7) Ex Officio Non-Voting Members: Austin Water: Kevin Critendon Austin Energy: Kathleen Garrett Austin Resource Recovery: Tony Davee Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Tymon Khamsi Office of Innovation: Kerry O’Connor Office of Sustainability: Lucia Athens Parks and Recreation: Liana Kallivoka Watershed Protection: Katie Coyne Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA ADDENDUM 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS, PRESENTATIONS, AND OR REPORTS b. Rain to River Update The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. Reasonable modifications and equal access to communications will be provided upon request. Meeting locations are planned with wheelchair access. If requiring Sign Language Interpreters or alternative formats, please give notice at least 2 days (48 hours) before the meeting date. Please call Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force, at 512-972- 0112, for additional information; TTY users route through Relay Texas at 711. For more information on the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force, please contact Jaynell Nicholson …

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Water Supply Update Combined Storage of Lakes Buchanan and Travis January 1, 2005 through May 1, 2022 2.0M ac-ft Full Storage Current Water Supplies 0.6M ac-ft Interruptible stored water for non-Garwood divisions was not provided by LCRA in 2012 through 2015. 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 2023 t e e f - e r c a , e g a r o t S 2,200,000 2,000,000 1,800,000 1,600,000 1,400,000 1,200,000 1,000,000 800,000 600,000 400,000 200,000 0 t e e F - e r c A 225,000 200,000 175,000 150,000 125,000 100,000 75,000 50,000 25,000 0 Highland Lakes Inflows Average 1942 - Present Average 2008 - 2015 2021 2022 Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec U.S. Drought Monitor NOAA 3-Month Outlook LCRA Lake Levels Forecast Possible COA Stage 1 Drought Restrictions Possible COA Stage 2 Drought Restrictions Possible COA Stage 3 Drought Restrictions Source Questions

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N I T S U A F O Y T I C A Strategic Plan to Protect Austin’s Creeks and Communities W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T Watershed Protection Department 2 MISSION The Watershed Protection Department (WPD) protects lives, property, and the environment of our community by reducing the impact of flooding, erosion, and water pollution. N I T S U A F O Y T I C W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T 3 What is the Strategic Plan? N I T S U A F O Y T I C GUIDING BLUEPRINT FOR DEPARTMENT – Sets goals and objectives – Establishes method to prioritize problems – Creates a process for evaluating solutions EVALUATION FRAMEWORK Provides framework for evaluating future programs, projects, and regulations and measuring success of current portfolio COMMUNICATION TOOL Helps explain WPD’s work and priorities to staff, City executives, policymakers, and Austin community W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T 4 Community Engagement Phases PHASE 1: Community Input (2022) Objective: Gather community input and answer research questions using a broad range of strategies. PHASE 2: Did We Get it Right? (2023) Objective: Evaluate how effectively we translated what we heard from the community during Phase 1 into content. Gather input on community priorities for identified issues and strategies. PHASE 3: Review the Draft Plan (2024) Objective: Present the draft plan to the community, gather reactions to the content, and finalize the plan for adoption. N I T S U A F O Y T I C W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T 5 Visit RaintoRiverATX.com and sign up for our contact list! N I T S U A F O Y T I C W A T E R S H E D P R O T E C T I O N D E P A R T M E N T 6 Take …

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5/3/2022 Water Forward 2018 FY22 Q2 Implementation Progress Report Actual vs. planned progress On Schedule FY22 Q2 Stats N/A Water Forward 2024 The five-year update to the Water Forward 2018 Plan will include updated data, analyses, and community engagement activities. The final plan will include an updated 50-year portfolio of water management strategies and a 100-year adaptive management plan. FY22 Q2 Progress Continued development of 2020 population estimates and began development of 100-year projections. Achieved substantial completion of Disaggregated Demand Model improvements. Continued climate and hydrology analysis. Updated mission statement and guiding principles. Current/Planned FY22 Q3 Activities Develop 100-year population and employment projections.Refine modeling scenarios for use in preliminary water supply needs analyses. Begin updating the characterization of Water Forward 2018 Water Management Strategies. Begin development of the Equity and Affordability Roadmap. Future Implementation Steps FY22: Begin community engagement, update methodology, demands, climate & hydrology analysis. FY23: Identify water needs, strategies, develop portfolios. My ATX Water This program will replace more than 250,000 analog water meters with digitally read water meters connected to a wireless network. The My ATX Water program also includes a brand-new customer portal that provides up-to-date water usage metrics, leak alerts, emergency alerts, water conservation tips, and many other customizable features. Actual vs. planned progress FY22 Q2 Stats Delayed; Aclara had difficulties hiring the right number of meter installers and retaining workers at the beginning of the project. Various freezes, boil water notices, and other issues also diminished their numbers. ~42,000 - # of meters installed ~12,500 - # of customer portal registrations 32% - Avg. customer portal registration rate ~16,000 - # of continuous usage alerts FY22 Q2 Progress My ATX Water contracted vendor, Aclara, performed pre- install field surveys and continued meter installations around Austin, bringing the total number of installs to ~42,000. The My ATX Water customer portal has a 32% adoption rate, compared to other Watersmart clients’ 25% average. Current/Planned FY22 Q3 Activities Meter surveys and installs continue around Austin, increasing in frequency as more installers are hired. A marketing push for more portal sign ups is also being planned. Future Implementation Steps FY23: Installation of 250,000 meters will continue. FY25: Anticipated project completion. r a e Y / t e e F e r c A 0 8 8 3 , : 0 4 0 2 5/3/2022 Water Forward 2018 FY22 Q2 Implementation Progress Report Actual vs. planned progress FY22 Q2 …

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WF24 Project Status Update Water Forward 2024 (WF24) Project Plan Task 1 - Project Management Task 2 - Community Engagement Task 3. Refine planning methodology Task 4. Forecast baseline water demands Task 6. Identify water resource needs Task 7. Identify, screen, and characterize strategies Task 8. Develop and evaluate 50-year water resource portfolio Task 9. Develop plan recommendations and 100-year adaptive management plan Task 5. Update climate and hydrology analysis 1/2022 1/2023 1/2024 Develop Equity and Affordability Roadmap (EARM) Develop Equity and Affordability Tool (EAT) Characterize water management strategies using EAT metrics Use EAT to evaluate portfolios Refine portfolios in alignment with EAT and other objectives WF24 Task Progress to Date & Next Steps Task Name Progress to Date Next Steps 1 Project Management • Updated schedule for Equity Grounding Workshops • Continued consultant procurement process • Continue last stages of consultant procurement process 2 Community Engagement • Onboarded Water Forward Community Ambassadors. • Completed Water Forward University for Ambassadors. • Complete planning of first community workshop • Complete draft EEP • Build and launch SpeakUp Austin Page 3 Planning Methodology • Received additional WF Task Force feedback on draft mission statement, guiding principles, and objectives • Continued work to define WF24 modeling scenarios (hydrology, demands, supply) • Complete mission statement, guiding principles, and objectives (pending further adjustment as necessary to reflect community input and EARM) Finalize modeling scenarios to be used in preliminary needs analysis and begin development of model parameters. 4 Demand Forecast • Substantially completed estimate of 2020 population and • Complete development of 100-year control total continued development of 100-year control total projections • Substantially completed Disaggregated Demand Model projections and DTI-level projections • Complete DDM structural update work (DDM) structural improvements 5 Climate and Hydrology Analysis • Re-gridded Global Climate Model (GCM) data, performed trend analysis of climate variables over the Colorado River Basin and Austin, and began development of hydrologic models • Held Climate Technical Advisory Group meeting 4/12 Finalize hydrologic models, develop monthly streamflow timeseries, and create ensembles for the Water Availability Model (WAM.) • • WF24 Future Milestones  Early June Virtual Public Workshops • Two public workshops to present info on WF24 mission statement, guiding principles, and objectives and seek input on community values, and equity and affordability considerations  SAVE THE DATE: June 8th and 9th Equity Workshop & June 27th Debrief • Two-day equity workshop for Task Force members, …

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Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AUSTIN INTEGRATED WATER RESOURCE PLANNING COMMUNITY TASK FORCE March 21, 2022 --12:00pm Hybrid Special Called Meeting Austin Energy 4815 Mueller Blvd Austin, Texas 78723 For more information go to: Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force Public comment will be allowed in-person or remotely by telephone. Speakers may only register to speak on an item once either in-person or remotely and will be allowed up to three minutes to provide their comments. Registration no later than noon the day before the meeting is required for remote participation. The first 10 speakers to register will be allowed a three-minute allotment to address their concerns not on the agenda. To register, contact Jaynell Nicholson at Jaynell.nicholson@austintexas.gov The information required is the speaker’s name, item number(s) they wish to speak on if applicable, email address and telephone number (must be the same number that will be used to call into the meeting). Vanessa Puig-Williams (District 8) Jennifer Walker, Chair (District 9) Robert Levinski (District 10) CURRENT TASK FORCE MEMBERS: Voting Members: Bill Moriarty (Mayor) Hani Michel (District 1) Vacant (District 2) Perry Lorenz (District 3) Vacant (District 4) Sarah Faust (District 5) Todd Bartee (District 6) Robert Mace, Vice Chair (District 7) Ex Officio Non-Voting Members: Austin Water: Kevin Critendon Austin Energy: Kathleen Garrett Austin Resource Recovery: Tony Davee Neighborhood Housing and Community Development: Tymon Khamsi Office of Innovation: Kerry O’Connor Office of Sustainability: Lucia Athens Parks and Recreation: Liana Kallivoka Watershed Protection: Katie Coyne Some members of the Austin Integrated Water Resource Planning Community Task Force may be participating by videoconference. The meeting may be viewed online at: http://www.austintexas.gov/page/watch-atxn-live AGENDA CALL TO ORDER – PUBLIC COMMUNICATION: GENERAL 1. APPROVAL OF MINUTES a. Approval of the meeting minutes from the February 11th Task Force meeting. 2. STAFF BRIEFINGS, PRESENTATIONS, AND OR REPORTS a. Water supply update b. Water Forward 2018 Implementation update Implementation Subcommittee report i. c. Water Forward 2024 update i. Water Forward 2024 Subcommittee report ii. Climate Technical Advisory Group report iii. Continue discussion of draft revised mission statement and guiding principles iv. Community engagement update 3. VOTING ITEMS None 5. FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS a. Discussion of future agenda items. ADJOURN The City of Austin is committed to compliance with the American with Disabilities Act. …

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Water Supply Update Current Water Supplies 0200,000400,000600,000800,0001,000,0001,200,0001,400,0001,600,0001,800,0002,000,0002,200,0002005200620072008200920102011201220132014201520162017201820192020202120222023Storage, acre-feetCombined Storage of Lakes Buchanan and TravisJanuary 1, 2005 through March 1, 20220.6M ac-ft2.0M ac-ft Full StorageInterruptible stored water for non-Garwood divisionswas not provided by LCRA in 2012 through 2015. 025,00050,00075,000100,000125,000150,000175,000200,000225,000JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecAcre-FeetHighland Lakes InflowsAverage 1942 - PresentAverage 2008 - 201520212022 LCRA Lake Levels Forecast Possible COA Stage 1 Drought Restrictions Possible COA Stage 2 Drought Restrictions Possible COA Stage 3 Drought Restrictions Source NOAA 3-Month Outlook Questions

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Water Forward 2018 Implementation Progress Water Forward FY22 Q2 Report Q1 = Oct, Nov, Dec Q2 = Jan, Feb, Mar FY22 Q1 Progress Current/Planned FY22 Q2 Activities Future Implementation Steps Water Forward 2024 Began development of baseline 2020 demographic data, continued work on disaggregated demand model structural improvements, and continued climate and hydrology analysis. Begin development of 100-year demographic projections, continue DDM improvements, continue climate and hydrology analysis, update mission statement and guiding principles. FY22: Begin community engagement, update methodology, demands, climate & hydrology analysis. FY23: Identify water needs, strategies, develop portfolios. Conservation My ATX Water 2040 Yield Target: 3,880 AF/Yr My ATX Water team performed pre-install field surveys and continued meter installations, bringing the total number of meters installed to ~27,000. The My ATX Water customer portal was at ~40% adoption rate for customers after new meter is installed. Landscape Transformation Ordinance 2040 Yield Target: 3,040 AF/Yr AW staff developed project plan, presented to Water Forward Task Force, and prepared for stakeholder engagement. A SpeakUp Austin! site has been established. Drought Supplies Aquifer Storage and Recovery 2040 Yield Target: 60,000 AF/Yr Continued work on detailed storage zone screening. Continued work on integration point analysis, the ASR engagement and education plan, educational materials, and equity work. . Surveys and installs will continue around the city, moving from neighborhood to neighborhood as more installers are hired. FY22: Installation of 250,000 meters continues. FY25: Anticipated project completion. An online stakeholder meeting, focusing on professional/environmental organizations, will take place 2/10 and an online public meeting will take place on 02/23. Complete detailed storage zone analysis and integration point characterization. Prepare for community engagement in Spring ‘22 and begin work to develop scenarios for project alternatives. FY22: Begin stakeholder engagement. FY23: Planned completion and adoption of landscape transformation ordinance. FY22-23: Initial contract and identify where to pilot. FY24-27: Design, construct, and test ASR pilot. Develop recommendations for full-scale ASR. FY28-35: Preliminary engineering, design, construction of full-scale ASR. Next Quarterly Report  Quarterly report edits to include: • Actual versus planned progress • Additional standardized metrics that will be included as a part of the Water Forward 2018 Quarterly Implementation Reports  The updated Q2 report covering January, February, and March will be presented at the May 3rd Task Force meeting Questions

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Water Forward 2024 Update Water Forward 2024 (WF24) Project Plan Task 1 - Project Management Task 2 - Community Engagement Task 3. Refine planning methodology Task 4. Forecast baseline water demands Task 6. Identify water resource needs Task 7. Identify, screen, and characterize strategies Task 8. Develop and evaluate 50-yr water resource portfolios Task 5. Update climate and hydrology analysis Task 9. Develop plan recommendations and 100-yr adaptive management plan 1/2022 1/2023 1/2024 WF24 Task Progress to Date & Next Steps Task Name Progress to Date Next Steps 1 Project • Identified consultant procurement approaches • Continue consultant procurement process Management 2 Community Engagement • CAG members were selected and notified • Continued draft Education and Engagement Plan (EEP) development Workshops • Complete draft EEP • Schedule CAG meetings and Equity Grounding 3 Planning • Developed draft mission statement & guiding • Receive additional WF Task Force feedback on draft Methodology principles and received initial Task Force feedback mission statement & guiding principles 4 Demand Forecast • Began development of baseline 2020 population • Complete development of baseline 2020 population • Continued Disaggregated Demand Model (DDM) • Continue DDM structural update work and employment estimates estimates structural update work 5 Climate and Hydrology Analysis • UT developed Global Climate Model (GCM) selection • Develop time series of downscaled weather variables memo and identified downscaling methodology • Held Climate Technical Advisory Group meeting 1/28 from each GCM • Develop hydrologic models for basin gages Community Advisory Group  Nine members have been selected and notified • Monthly meetings for the first several months, social media, and online engagement  Goals of the CAG include: Meaningful Engagement Ensure community capacity to play a leadership role in decision-making and the implementation of decisions. Representation Include community members from historically excluded and underrepresented groups in Austin, as well as multiple Council districts Education & Outreach Education and leadership development supports residents to make informed decisions that reflect the needs and interests of their communities and share this information with others Impact Build a sustainable relationship between Austin Water and the community; participants gain ownership and understanding of city programs and remain civically involved Draft WF24 Mission Statement, Guiding Principles, and Objectives Water Forward 2024 (WF24) Project Plan Task 1 - Project Management Task 2 - Community Engagement Task 3. Refine planning methodology Task 4. Forecast baseline water demands Task 6. Identify water resource needs …

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