Conservation Matters April 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Texas Water Summit coming to Austin May 19

Texas Water Summit coming to Austin May 19

The Academy of Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas will host the 2014 Texas Water Summit May 19 at the AT&T Conference Center in Austin.

The program’s theme is “Securing our Economic Future,” and according to organizers, the summit will focus on the near-doubling of the state’s population over the next 50 years and how to meet the water needs of the economy that is expected to support that population. The event will engage key individuals in agriculture, oil and gas, the power industry and manufacturing about identifying and meeting water needs.

Featured speakers include Elizabeth Fazio, J.D., LL.M., committee director of the Texas House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources, Laura Huffman, Texas state director for The Nature Conservancy, and Carlos Rubinstein, chairman of the Texas Water Development Board.

General registration is $95 and student registration is $50. Visit www.tamest.org/events/2014-water-summit.html for more information and to register.

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