Texas Water Journal Forum: Water, Politics & Drought:

Water, Politics & Drought: The Proposition 6 vote, a way-too-early look at the next legislative session, how courts are remaking Texas water policy, and the ongoing drought

Hosted by The University of Texas at Austin Environmental Sciences Institute

Moderator: Todd Votteler, Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority

Panelists: Brad Castleberry, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.; Ken Kramer, Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter; Dean Robbins, Texas Water Conservation Association; and Stacey Steinbach, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts

The drought has reminded Texans of the value of water to our state. However, with a limited supply of water to satisfy the current needs of municipal, industrial, agricultural, recreational and environmental use, how will we provide water for our state as the population nearly doubles to 46 million in 2060?

The Texas Water Journal Forum will provide perspectives from policy makers, scientists, water resource experts and regional leaders on how we can meet our water needs while experiencing droughts and rising demands. Join us as we explore together the complexity and challenges in providing water for Texans in this century. Each session is free and open to the public. The hour-long program begins at 7 p.m., followed by discussion time with audience questions and answers.

The Texas Water Journal is an online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies. The Texas Water Journal is published in cooperation with the Texas Water Resources Institute, part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas A&M University.