Texas Water Symposium http://tpr.org en Challenges Facing The Pedernales Basin http://tpr.org/post/challenges-facing-pedernales-basin <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Pedernales<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River runs 106 miles through the Hill Country before eventually joining the Colorado River at Lake Travis. Its catchment area—the land that drains into the river—touches 8 counties and covers more than 800,000 acres.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 22:08:44 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 29056 at http://tpr.org Challenges Facing The Pedernales Basin Texas Water Symposium: Private Property Rights http://tpr.org/post/texas-water-symposium-private-property-rights <p></p><p>As we struggle to meet water resource challenges, what is the proper role that government should play regarding land development and other traditionally unregulated issues, in order to protect stream flows and the private property rights of landowners? All are potentially impacted by water marketing and increased withdrawals from aquifers. Stay tuned for the Texas Water Symposium, presented by the Hill Country Alliance, Schreiner University, and Texas Tech University, and recorded on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:48:50 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 21153 at http://tpr.org Texas Water Symposium: Private Property Rights Where The Water Comes From http://tpr.org/post/where-water-comes <p></p><p></p><p>Removing one Cedar tree from your property can keep 40 gallons of water in the ground per day; that's 14,600 gallons per year of a resource that is becoming less and less available as much of the state continues to be in drought conditions. &nbsp;This statistic was read off by Dr. Tom Arsuffi at the March 8th meeting of the Texas Water Symposium entitled <strong>Texas Springs: Making Connections between Groundwater, Surface Water, Science and Stewardship</strong>&nbsp;at the Llano Field Campus of Texas Tech University in Junction, Texas.&nbsp;</p><p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:22:23 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 7736 at http://tpr.org Where The Water Comes From Edwards Aquifer Authority v. Day http://tpr.org/post/edwards-aquifer-authority-v-day <p></p><p>The final panel discussion of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium series discusses the Texas State Supreme Court ruling in Edwards Aquifer Authority vs. Day.&nbsp;The series is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio.&nbsp;</p><p>Moderating the panel discussion is Evan Smith, editor-in-chief and CEO of the Texas Tribune.&nbsp;On the panel are Russell Johnson and Tom Mason, attorneys from Austin and Greg Ellis an attorney in Houston.&nbsp;All three have experience in Texas water law.</p> Sun, 03 Jun 2012 20:47:24 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 17584 at http://tpr.org Texas Water Symposium: Fracking http://tpr.org/post/texas-water-symposium-fracking <p></p><p>In the third of four panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium, "Fracking and the Energy/Water Nexus" is the title of the topic being discussed.</p><p>The new oil and gas deposits found through the process of what is known as fracking has brought an economic boom to the South Texas area. The Texas Water Symposium is a joint project of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, The Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio.</p> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:34:55 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 17582 at http://tpr.org Healthy Watersheds: Managing Natural Water Storage & Filtration Systems http://tpr.org/post/healthy-watersheds-managing-natural-water-storage-filtration-systems <p></p><p>This was the second in the series of panel discussions of the 2011-2012 Texas Water Symposium. Moderating the discussion is Tim Birdsong, Chief of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Freshwater Habitat Conservation Branch.&nbsp;</p> Sun, 01 Apr 2012 20:22:26 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 17581 at http://tpr.org Drought: What, Why & When Will It End? http://tpr.org/post/drought-what-why-when-will-it-end <p></p><p>The 2011-12 Texas Water Symposium series begins with a panel discussion about Texas' current drought. "Drought: What, Why and When will it end?" is the title of the panel discussion which covers a look at the impact the drought has on agriculture, wildlife, the economy and the environment.</p><p>The TWS is a joint project of Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, the Hill Country Alliance and Texas Public Radio. The event was held on the Texas Tech University campus at Junction, Texas.</p> Sun, 23 Oct 2011 20:15:16 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 17577 at http://tpr.org River Watch Programs And Activities: How Local Communities Take Care Of Their Rivers And Water http://tpr.org/post/river-watch-programs-and-activities-how-local-communities-take-care-their-rivers-and-water <p></p><p>The last session of the 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium series was held at the Floyd and Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the campus of Schreiner University.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 15:00:33 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 16902 at http://tpr.org Complexities And challenges In Providing Water For Texans In The 21st century http://tpr.org/post/complexities-and-challenges-providing-water-texans-21st-century <p></p><p>The third in a series of four panel discussions of the Texas Water Symposium explores the complexities and challenges in providing water for Texans in the 21st century.&nbsp;The event was held at the Witte Museum in San Antonio.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 14:40:39 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 16898 at http://tpr.org Insidious & Stealthy: Invasive Species - Water Thieves Of Texas http://tpr.org/post/insidious-stealthy-invasive-species-water-thieves-texas <p></p><p>The second panel discussion of the 2010-2011 Texas Water Symposium series was held at the Hill Country University Center in Fredericksburg, Texas.&nbsp;The moderator is Andrew Sansom who serves as the executive director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 11 Nov 2010 14:23:38 +0000 Texas Water Symposium 16896 at http://tpr.org