Texas Water Symposium set Thursday

Climate change and the future of water in Central Texas will be the focus of a Texas Water Symposium at 7 p.m. tomorrow, Thursday, Nov. 9.

The talk, titled, “Climate and Water in Central Texas: Planning for a Changing Resource,” will be presented at the Schreiner University Cailloux Campus Activity Center Ballroom in Kerrville.

There is no charge to attend.

The public is invited to join Schreiner University, Texas Public Radio and the Hill Country Alliance as they gather diverse perspectives on climate changes and its effects and how that will change the way people plan for the future of Texas water resources.

The discussion will be moderated by Weir Labatt, former director of the Texas Water Development Board.

It will also feature Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas’ State Climatologist as well as officials from the San Antonio River Authority, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Bill Neiman, owner of Native American Seed in Junction.

“Our rapidly growing population, when paired with more extreme flooding and severe droughts, is creating challenges for managing risks to human health and property,” a spokesman said. “We rely on prevailing climate change patterns to plan for development, agriculture, water supply and ranching.”

In order to maintain economic stability, communities across the state need to use and interpret climate modeling tools to predict the future weather patterns and inform management and planning processes, according to the spokesman.

For more information on the symposium, visit www.texaswatersymposium.com or visit www.hillcountryalliance.com for other information.

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