Free Texas Water Symposiums across the state are open to the public
The 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium Series, created through a partnership with Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, Texas Public Radio, and Hill Country Alliance, is a free series open to the public and will provide perspectives from policy makers, scientists, water resource experts and regional leaders on water challenges facing Texas.
“There is a great need for a water-literate public; decisions being made today have far reaching and long lasting effects for our children and future generations,” according to the symposium’s website.
The first of the symposiums was held Sept. 30 in Austin, where Texas State Representative Harvey Hilderbran moderated a discussion on "Legislative Action affecting Texas Water Resources: Key issues from the interim and a preview of what to expect during the upcoming legislative session." Another symposium will be held Nov. 11 in Fredericksburg, covering the topic of “The Insidious and Stealthy Water Thieves of Texas: Invasive species impacts on resources, economics and ecosystems.” 2011 symposium dates include Jan. 27 in San Antonio, and March 31 in Kerrville. Each hour-long program begins at 7 p.m., followed by a question and answer time. A recording of each event is aired on Texas Public Radio the following week.