Texas is in the grip of drought. Towns and farms are suffering because existing water
storage is depleted. More water storage is needed, but building surface reservoirs in areas of
high evaporation does not make sense. Water, available seasonally, or during storms, can be
captured, stored underground in depleted aquifers and pumped back to the surface for use in
times of need. At the June 2nd conference in Austin, a team of expert presenters will discuss
the potential for using captured storm water, treated “used” water, desalinated brackish
groundwater, or oil & gas produce water to augment supply.
Water District board members and staff, engineers, groundwater consultants,
environmental NGOs, city officials, river authorities, industry water users, legislative advisors
and federal, state and local officials are among the 150 water specialists who have already
signed-up for the program and more registrations and walk-in attendees are
expected. www.agwt.org/events for full program detail.
Rep. Lyle Larson, Texas House Member, District 122, San Antonio, TX will give the
conference keynote presentation, “Smoothing the path for Aquifer Recharge Legislation in the
next session: Where Texas is heading.