Balancing Rural And Urban Water Needs

Nov 24, 2014

Difficult decisions lie ahead as urban areas demand more water, rural areas experience loss of spring flow, and our region faces increased challenges brought by population growth and drought. Are Central Texas’ water planning processes on track to balance the needs of its rural and urban users and protect the natural water resources that sustain our ecologic and economic health?

Our panelists discuss their experiences with water planning processes; what’s working and what needs to improve. This panel was recorded on November 20, 2014 on the campus of Schreiner University in Kerrville. Please note: Audio for this program is incomplete.

Moderator: State Representative-Elect Andrew Murr, House District 53, Hill Country Counties include: Bandera, Crockett, Edwards, Kerr, Kimble, Llano, Mason, Medina, Menard, Real, Schleicher and Sutton

Panelists: 
Suzanne B. Scott, General Manager of the San Antonio River Authority, and Chairman of the Guadalupe/San Antonio Bay and Basin Stakeholder Committee

John Ashworth PG, Hydro-geologist at LBG-Guyton, and Plateau Regional Water Planning Group (Region J) Professional Consultant 

Tommy Mathews, PG, REM - President Westward Environmental, Inc., Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Director from Kendall County - Board Vice Chair, Former Cow Creek GCD Representative - Board President (2000-2014)