In 2007, The Texas Living Waters Project hosted its annual water conference on some of Texas’ most precious and at-risk water resources: our springs.
As our state’s population and its accompanying water demands grow, it will become increasingly essential that we manage our groundwater resources soundly. Nowhere is this necessity more evident than with our springs. With the majority of our states springs located on private property, the role of steward, caretaker and advocate, fall to the landowner and the local community.
The conference included discussion on the following topics:
- The history and diversity of Texas springs
- Florida’s efforts to protect their springs through the Florida Springs Initiative
- Regional and state-level groundwater management efforts and how these affect springflows
- Testimonials from spring owners on how they’ve built relationships for protection and managed their land to restore and enhance flows
- Tools and financial resources available to Landowners to protect and restore springflows