Texas Water Symposium: 2017 Legislative Outlook: Population Growth and Groundwater Management

The second Texas Water Symposium of 2016-2017 season has been set for 7pm on Thursday November 10th at Thompson Center Auditorium (adjacent to the LBJ School) on the University of Texas campus in Austin, Texas. The Texas Water Symposium is free and open to the public.

The Texas Legislature will be convening in 2017 and one of the most important issues they will consider is the management of our state’s groundwater resources. With the population of Texas projected to double by the year 2050, how can the state meet growing water demands with limited resources? How do we balance established agricultural, municipal and industrial production demands, while continuing to ensure water for rural landowners, small communities, rivers, and downstream users?

Please join the Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law & Business, Texas Public Radio, and the Hill Country Alliance as we gather aquifer planning and management leaders to explore how population growth pressures may affect groundwater management in the upcoming 2017 Texas Legislature.

The Symposium is a partnership project of Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, Texas Public Radio and the Hill Country Alliance. For more information, visit the Texas Water Symposium, and listen to past shows online. To stay informed about future programs, subscribe at www.hillcountryalliance.org.

Refreshments will be served, starting at 6:30 p.m.

No registration required.

The symposium is free and open to the public.

Tracy O. King, State Representative, House District 80 
Steve Kosub, Senior Water Resources Counsel, San Antonio Water System
Amy Hardberger PG, Professor and Associate Dean, St. Mary’s School of Law
Dirk Aaron, General Manager, Clearwater Underground Water Conservation District

Suzanne Schwartz, Program Director, Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution, The University of Texas at Austin

For maps and directions, please visit https://www.utexas.edu/ce/tcc/attend/maps-directions/

For parking instructions, please visit https://www.utexas.edu/ce/tcc/attend/maps-directions/

There are a limited number of free spaces (241) in Lot 40 available on a first come, first serve basis, to those attending programs at the Thompson Conference Center (TCC). Please do not park in Lot 38 or 39 at the risk of being ticketed or having your car served.

The Manor Garage (MAG) is the closest garage to the Thompson Conference Center; standard parking rates apply.*

*We are not able to validate parking at the Manor Garage.

Kay Bailey Hutchison Center for Energy, Law, and Business
Hill Country Alliance
Texas Public Radio

Download a PDF of the event flyer.

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