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Water Symposium Addresses Flooding Issues

Growth patterns have put large segments of Texans directly in the path of flood waters. Image by Comal County Office of Emergency Management.

Talk about timing for Canyon Lake.

Hill Country Alliance co-sponsors Texas Water Symposium, 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Texas State University’s Student Center LBJ Teaching Theater in San Marcos. The event is free and open to the public.

The topic is “The Future of Flooding in Texas: How do we protect life and property in the face of extreme weather events?”

Speakers include:

Mindy Conyers, Ph.D – State Flood Assesment Coordinator at Texas Water Development Board
Stephen T. Graham, P.E., CFM – Assistant Genreal Manager of San Antonio River Authority
Raymond Slade – Cerified Professional Hydrologist, U.S. Geological Survey, retired
Michael A. Moya, PE, CFM – Water Resources Practice Leader, Half Associate

Rivard Report Editor and Publisher Robert Rivard moderates the forum, which also will be recorded and aired on Texas Public Radio.

According to Hill Country Alliance, Texas’ water supply is limited and under increasing pressure from a growing population even as flooding remains a major issue for area residents.

Growth patterns have put large segments of Texans directly in the path of flood waters. The forum will explore ways to prevent future flooding events from turning into human tragedies.

Texas Water Symposium Series is a partnership program of Texas Tech University, Schreiner University, Texas Public Radio, and the Hill Country Alliance. Its mission is to explore ways to protect the state’s water system and plan for a sustainable future.


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