ODESSA, TX (KWES) - After its second annual conference, the Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference has made a $100,000 donation to the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

“We are thankful for the support of the Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference,” UTPB President Dr. Sandra Woodley said. "This conference helps our professors and students not only present their energy research, but it exposes them all to the latest technologies for the future of water exploration and its usage across all facets of the energy industry.”

Experts from business executives to policymakers discussed water usage and conservation in the oil and gas industry to the conference’s more than 500 attendees.

“This conference is important because it is a collaborative academic and industry-related event that looks at real and potential water in energy impacts and considers future solutions regarding how to best conserve, use and manage our precious and finite water resources," explained Jonna Smoot, PBWIEC Event Chair. "Our almost all volunteer led organization is proud to partner with UT Permian Basin on this annual conference and we are looking forward to an even better Year Three Conference in 2020.”

Next year’s Permian Basin Water in Energy Conference is scheduled for February 18-21 at the Midland County Horseshoe. For more information on the conference, you can visit https://PBWIEC.com.