Conservation Matters January 2015

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

Texas water roundtable hosting legislative briefing Feb. 16 in Austin

Texas water roundtable hosting legislative briefing Feb. 16 in Austin

The Texas Leadership Roundtable on Water is hosting a legislative briefing on its recommendations for water policy issues on Feb. 16 from 2-5 p.m. in Austin, at the Capitol Extension Auditorium, E1.004.

The Texas Leadership Roundtable on Water is a diverse group of water professionals from throughout Texas brought together by the Wye River Group, a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization. 

Three panels will discuss the recommendations on surface water and groundwater management, the state water plan, and data gaps and new technologies.

Wendy Foster of Foster Solutions will moderate the surface water and groundwater management panel, with Myron Hess of the National Wildlife Federation, Kinnan Golemon of KG Strategies and Weir Labatt, former member of the Texas Water Development Board, as panelists.

The state water plan panel, moderated by Craig Pedersen of the University of Texas and Envrio Water Minerals Company, will include Wayne Klotz of Klotz Associates and the Coastal Water Authority, C. E. Williams of the Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District and Crockett Camp.

Mary Ellen Summerlin of the Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District will moderate the final panel, with Bill Callegari, former state representative, Dr. Ken Kramer of the Sierra Club-Lone Star Chapter and Dr. Kevin Wagner of the Texas Water Resources Institute as panelists.

Jon Comola, founder of the Wye River Group, will open the briefing, with Rep. Doug Miller giving opening remarks. Rep. Eddie Lucio will give closing remarks. A reception will be from 5-7 p.m. in the Legislative Reference Library.

Read the roundtable’s core principles and specific recommendations for more information.

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