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8:20 – 9:00 Questions and Answers
Myron J. Hess currently serves as the Manager of Texas
Water Programs and as Legal Counsel for the Gulf States
Natural Resource Center of the National
Prior to joining NWF in late 1998, Myron spent five years
as a partner in a small environmental law firm in Austin.
He also has worked as an environmental attorney for the
Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and for the Colorado
law firm of Holland & Hart. Throughout his 20 years
of work as an attorney, Myron’s practice has been
concentrated primarily in the areas of water quality and
quantity and endangered species protection. Myron obtained
his law degree from the University of Texas in 1986. Before
attending law school, Myron worked as a teacher and school
administrator. He received his undergraduate degree in
Wildlife and Fisheries Sciences from Texas A&M University
Dr. Wendy Gordon leads the team responsible for creation
and implementation of instream flow standards in Texas.
She has worked for the state's environmental regulatory
agency, the Texas
Commission on Environmental Quality,
for more than seven years in the areas of water quality
and quantity. She holds a doctorate in ecology from The
University of Texas at Austin and a master's degree in
natural resource policy from the University of Michigan’s
School of Natural Resources and Environment. Her areas
of scientific expertise include ecology, hydrology and
climate change. She is currently serving as an editor
of Eos, the American Geophysical Union's weekly newspaper
of Earth sciences.
David Bradsby is the leader of the Water Quantity Program,
a program within the Water
Resources Branch at the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. The program deals with
issues related to water rights permitting, water planning,
and water policy. David has been active in assessing and
addressing the environmental needs of Texas' springs,
streams, and bays and estuaries since the early nineties
- first at the Texas Water Commission, and now at TPWD.
He serves as TPWD's representative on the Lower Colorado
Regional Water Planning Group and his program helps to
coordinate TPWD's efforts regarding regional water planning.
David has a background in aquatic biology with degrees
from the University of Texas and Southwest Texas State
University (Texas State).
These two public forums were held in Southeast
Texas as part of the
Texas Living Waters Project.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is sponsoring
this forum in partnership with Environmental Defense,
National Wildlife Federation, Houston Regional Group of
Sierra Club and Galveston Bay Foundation.
Support for the Texas Living Waters Project is provided
The Houston Endowment, Inc.
The Meadows Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
The Magnolia Charitable Trust