SOLUTIONS TO DROUGHT IN TEXAS
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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.

 

 

 

“A nation that fails to plan intelligently for the development and protection of its precious waters will be condemned to wither because of its shortsightedness. “                                                                                 Lyndon B, Johnson

 
 

 

 
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