Sharlene Leurig, a water-planning expert, says the best way to protect aquifers in the face of drought and explosive growth is to keep the land above their recharge zones as open as possible.
The CEO of Texas Water Trade will discuss “Protecting Land to Protect Water” 6 p.m. Wednesday at the McKenna Events Center, 801 W. San Antonio St., New Braunfels.
The event is sponsored by the Comal County Conservation Alliance.
“I think most people we talk to are seeing, with the ongoing drought and the population boom here in Texas, that there is a need to shore up our water supply,” Leurig said.
Her nonprofit group harnesses “the power of markets and technological innovation to build a future of clean, flowing water for all Texans.”
Leurig is a sustainable water-finance expert with extensive experience in Texas on long-range water planning, infrastructure finance and water transactions.
The group’s vision is durable, long-lasting water supplies in Texas that ensure future economic growth, ecological resilience and abundance water for present and future generations.