Texas Living Waters Project hosted a conference entitled “What’s on Tap for South Central Texas?” in 2006. The conference was a great success with over 200 participants. Conferees heard an introduction to water issues and expert views of the impacts of decisions pending in South Central Texas. The speakers addressed potential impacts on water resources, natural ecosystems, wildlife and on agriculture of available options.
Welcome and Overview
Char Miller, Trinity University
Ken Kramer, Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
Panel Discussion: What’s Ahead for the Edwards Aquifer?
Tyson Broad, Sierra Club Lone Star Chapter
Edwards Aquifer Policy Issues
Robert Potts, Edwards Aquifer Authority
Reaching the Goals: Maintaining Spring Flows/Protecting Species
Todd Votteler, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority
Brush Management and Aquifer Yields – Brad Wilcox, Texas A&M University
Panel Discussion: Will the Colorado River Flow to San Antonio?
Jennifer Walker, Lone Star Chapter,Sierra Club
What is the LCRA/SAWS Water Project?
Paul Thornhill, Lower Colorado River Authority
LCRA/SAWS – The Studies and the Science Review Panel
Dr. Warren Pulich, Jr., Texas State University
An Environmental Perspective on the LCRA/SAWS Project
Myron Hess, National Wildlife Federation
Desalination with a Grain of Salt
Dr. Gary Wolff, The Pacific Institute
Panel Discussion: Issues Affecting Water for South Central Texas
Laura Marbury, Environmental Defense
Is the Carrizo Aquifer an Option?
Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board
Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Janelle Okorie, San Antonio Water System
Tyson Broad, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
Whooping Crane Study Status
Doug Slack, Texas A&M University