Water, Politics, and Drought: Remaking Texas Water Policy

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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.

Drought and the future of Texas water resources will be topics of discussion during the inaugural Texas Water Journal Forum Nov. 21 in Austin. (Texas Water Resources Institute photo)

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
Panelists:
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

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