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HARC Newsletter | June 2016


HARC Board Appoints New President
A new leader is taking the helm at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC). Chairman of the Board Todd Mitchell, together with other directors, unanimously appointed Lisa Gonzalez President on June 9, 2016. Gonzalez, an expert on the management of water, coastal resources, and ecological communities, served as the Vice President for the past 4 years.
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HARC Hosts Groundbreaking of New Headquarters
Local leaders and building partners joined together with HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) board and staff on Tuesday to break ground on HARC’s $7M headquarters building.

The new HARC headquarters will be the first platinum LEED-certified building in the Woodlands with 18,000-square-feet of space to accommodate 50 staff members.
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EFD Virtual Production Pad Site
HARC-EFD is adding a Production Pad to the EFD Virtual Site. The addition will be complete with the various equipment found on such a location. This includes stock tanks, separators, wellheads, and artificial lift. The Production Pad Site is being developed on the latest edition of gaming software and, like the Rig and Fracturing Site, will be interactive with several hotspots for users to experience.
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Featured researcher
Ryan Bare
Research Assistant, Hydrology and Watersheds
Ryan Bare is a Research Assistant at the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) under the Hydrology and Watersheds program. At HARC, he focuses on sustainable water management, watershed protection and the water quality impacts of developing coastal communities.
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HARC in the news
TUESDAY, JUNE 14, 2016
HARC VP on Houston Matters discussing water issues
HARC Vice President Lisa Gonzalez is featured on Houston Matters. The episode highlights her recent remarks at a Water, Water Everywhere Summer Salon Series panel hosted by the Center for Houston’s Future. She offers insights on the state of Houston’s water supply.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 2016
Recycling, glass, and Houston's future
HARC supports Bruce Race and local innovators' discussion of new waste management strategies.
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MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016
Cleanup plans could give San Jacinto River new life
"If we let it go, we can end up with problems like we see in other parts of the city", said Lisa Gonzalez on cleanup plans for improving water quality in the watershed of San Jacinto River's west fork.
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FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016
HARC begins work on new Woodlands campus
"We think people are going to be talking about it because it's going to be the greenest building in The Woodlands," said Jim Lester on HARC's future headquarters.
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Announcements & upcoming events
HARC and SECO present Community Efficiency Leaders Workshop on Water & Energy Best Practices July 21
HARC and the State Energy Conservation Office (SECO) will present the Community Efficiency Leaders Workshop - Water & Energy Best Practices at Houston-Galveston Area Council on July 21, 2016.
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HTC and HARC to host Innovators In The Woods bi-monthly startup event July 13
Houston Technology Center and HARC will host a bi-monthly startup event to highlight companies in The Woodlands and Houston on July 13, 2016 at 5:30 pm. The event will be held at the Lonestar College System Training and Development Center, 5000 Research Forest Drive, The Woodlands, Texas.
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Listen to Stephanie Glenn on water quality issues in rural areas on Houston Matters June 30
HARC's Stephanie Glenn, Program Director, Hydrology and Watersheds, will speak on water quality issues in rural areas, focusing on surface water. The interview will be held on the Houston Matters radio show, Thursday, June 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm.
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Gavin Dillingham quoted in June 23rd Megawatt Daily
HARC's Clean Energy Policy Program Director Gavin Dillingham was quoted in a recent Megawatt Daily article titled "72% of large companies seek renewables: PWC".
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Lisa Gonzalez spoke at Center for Houston’s Future Summer Salon June 7
Lisa Gonzalez served on a panel for the Center for Houston Houston’s Summer Salons series: Water, Water Everywhere – Drinking, Rising, Surging on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 at The Junior League of Houston.
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Careers
Vice President and Chief Operating Officer (VP/COO)
HARC is seeking a Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. As an integral member of the executive management team, HARC’s VP/COO directs, administers, and coordinates the operations of the organization in support of administrative policies and strategic goals established by the President and the Board of Directors.
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