11/8 Texas Water Symposium: Treated Sewage and Hill Country Streams

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Texas Water Symposium Series

Hosted by Hill Country Alliance, Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, and Texas Public Radio

Water, essential for life, is our most precious and valuable natural resource. But water supply is limited and under increasing pressure from a growing population. How will we protect this resource and plan for a sustainable future? There is a great need for a water-literate public; decisions being made today have far reaching and long lasting effects for our children and future generations. For ten years, the Texas Water Symposium Series has provided perspectives from policy makers, scientists, water resource experts and regional leaders. Join us as we continue our exploration of the complex issues and challenges of providing water for Texans in this century.

11/8 Treated Sewage and Hill Country Streams: Balancing Population Growth and Healthy Rivers

Across the Hill Country, we are seeing a proliferation of permit applications to discharge treated wastewater directly into Hill Country creeks and rivers. Population increases are putting pressure on utilities to expand services, and many do not have the technical or financial resources to explore alternatives.

Join us for an exploration, addressing such questions as: How can we accommodate the coming population pressures while protecting our iconic crystal clear rivers and streams? What tools can we use to harness treated effluent’s rich nutrient loads to benefit our landscape without spoiling our waterways?

Details:

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Schreiner University: Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom
15 Acorn Loop, Kerrville, TX 78028
Doors open at 6:30pm; Program 7:00–8:30pm
Program followed by discussion time with Q&A
Free and open to the public
Recorded and aired on Texas Public Radio one week later

Moderator:

Anne Rogers Harrison – Water Quality Program Leader, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department

Panelists:

Nathan Pence – Executive Manager of Environmental Science and Community Affairs, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority
Sky Lewey – Resource Protection and Education Director, Nueces River Authority
Chris Herrington PE – Interim Environmental Officer, City of Austin Watershed Protection
Mary Stone – Chairman, Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District

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