The Environmental Science Institute hosted the inaugural Texas Water Journal Forum, with a focus on “Water, Politics & Drought.” The event was held on Thurs Nov 21 on the UT Campus to address a range of topics and issues including the Proposition 6 vote, a look ahead to the next legislative session, how courts are remaking Texas water policy, as well as the ongoing drought. For additional details check out the UT ESI Conferences and Symposia page, the press release, as well as the event flyer.
The forum will provide perspectives from policymakers, scientists, water resource experts and regional leaders on current water issues.
Attendees heard from a number of water resource experts and regional leaders about what Texas can do to meet water needs while experiencing rising demand and drought. The forum hosted:
Moderator: Todd Votteler, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Brad Castleberry, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.
Ken Kramer, Sierra Club
Dean Robbins, Texas Water Conservation Association
Stacy Steinbach, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
- More oil and gas drillers turn to water recycling (miamiherald.com)
- After drought, more oil and gas drillers begin recycling water for fracking operations (pennlive.com)
- Startling photos highlight impact of Texas drought (kvue.com)
- New Website Updates Texas Drought, Conditions (insurancejournal.com)
- Drought improves in parts of region (kxan.com)
- Experts fear drought is hurting monarch butterfly migration (valleycentral.com)
- Texas Drought Cuts Into Revenue At Water Utilities (wateronline.com)