February Newsletter


Robert Sadlier
Section Manager
Edwards Aquifer Protection Program

Texas Commission on Environmental Quality

Presentation Summary

An introduction to the TCEQ Edwards Aquifer Protection Program – purpose, applicability, permitting and compliance requirements, and a discussion of recent changes and updates.

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Personal Bio

Robert Sadlier received a Bachelor of Science in Resource and Environmental Studies from Texas State University – San Marcos.  In 2011, he joined the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Austin Region Office where he conducted Edwards Aquifer Protection plan application reviews and compliance investigations, air program compliance investigations, and served as Austin Region Emergency Response Coordinator from 2014 to 2017.  In 2017, he was promoted to Team Leader of the Austin Region Water Section, overseeing Edwards Aquifer Protection Program activities.  In 2019, he was promoted to Manager of the Edwards Aquifer Protection Program.

Thanks to this Month’s Sponsor!  

Pape-Dawson Engineers is a leader in the civil engineering arena, helping to build stronger communities across Texas. As a respected engineering firm established more than  50 years ago, the San Antonio-based firm is dedicated to providing services for environmental, land development, water resources, transportation, and land surveying. Pape-Dawson’s experience in evaluating environmental resources, as well as our familiarity with regulatory requirements, enables us to protect the environment while also delivering a successful project. Our professional biologists, geologists, environmental scientists, archaeologists, and engineers guide our clients through environmental regulations, from initial property assessment to comprehensive solution design and permitting.  Our goal is a successful outcome for every client, the environment, and the community. 

A Letter from the Chair 

Dear A&WMA Alamo Chapter Members,

I wanted to promote Basura Bash again!  The event is on February 15, 2020.  This event is near and dear to my heart as I have been involved in some capacity for the last twenty years.  Please consider signing up to clean.  Registration is open and can be found on the event website: Basura Bash.  I wanted to thank Pape-Dawson, Raba Kistner, SWCA, and TTL for volunteering trucks to help transport tires and metal. 

I wanted to thank Abigail Kinnison, Director of Capital Programs Strategic Planning & Project Development Division at VIA for speaking In January.  VIA is accepting applications from the public for a VIA Transportation Community Council (VTCC).  Please use the following link:

We are still looking for a Webmaster so, if you are interested in in this position on the A&WMA Board, please contact any of the Board members or send an e-mail to the following e-mail address:  info@AWMA.org.  The Webmaster updates the website with the monthly newsletter and makes any other changes necessary to the website. 

Thank you all for your continued participation in A&WMA luncheons and activities.  Member participation keeps the organization going and your continued support is appreciated. 

Best regards,
Heather Johnson
AWMA Alamo Chapter Chair