FOR… What’s on Tap for South Central
--A Water for People and the Environment Conference--
San Antonio, Texas
Saturday, September 9, 2006
A Water for People and the Environment Conference
This conference is one of a series of conferences in diffferent regions of Texas as part of the Texas Living Waters Project.
The Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club is
sponsoring the conference in partnership with
Environmental Defense and National Wildlife Federation.
The following statewide and regional organizations are co-sponsors of the conference:
Alamo Regional Group, Sierra Club
Coastal Bend Group, Sierra Club
Urban Studies Program at Trinity University
Bexar County Audubon
Texas Wildlife Association
Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
Texas Committee on Natural Resources
League of Women Voters of Texas
League of Women Voters, Austin Area
League of Women Voters, San Antonio Area
League of Women Voters, Kerrville
League of Women Voters, Comal Area
League of Women Voters, San Marcos Area
League of Women Voters, Victoria
League of Women Voters, Corpus Christi
Support for the Texas Living Waters Project
is provided by
The Houston Endowment, Inc.
The Meadows Foundation
The Brown Foundation, Inc.
The Jacob and Terese Hershey Foundation
The Magnolia Charitable Trust.
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration/Check-In
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome & Overview
Char Miller, Trinity University
Ken Kramer, Director, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club
9:15 – 10:15 a.m.What’s
Ahead for the Edwards Aquifer?
Moderator: Ken Kramer Edwards Aquifer Policy Issues
Robert Potts, Edwards Aquifer Authority Reaching the Goals: Maintaining Sprinflows/Protecting
Todd Votteler, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority Brush Management and Aquifer Yields
Brad Wilcox, Texas A&M University
10:45 – 11:45 p.m. Will the Colorado River Flow
to San Antonio?
Moderator: Jennifer Walker, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra
Club What is the LCRA/SAWS Water Project?
Paul Thornhill, Lower Colorado River Authority LCRA/SAWS – The Studies and the
Science Review Panel
Dr. Warren Pulich, Jr., Texas State University An Environmental Perspective on the LCRA/SAWS Project
Myron Hess, National Wildlife Federation
11:45 – 12:00 p.m. Questions & Answers
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. Lunch
with a Grain of Salt”
Dr. Gary Wolff, Research Affiliate, Pacific Institute
1:30 – 3:15 p.m. Issues
for South Central Texas
Moderator: Laura Marbury, Environmental Defense Is the Carrizo Aquifer an Option?
Robert Mace, Texas Water Development Board Aquifer Storage and Recovery
Janelle Okorie, San Antonio Water System Drought Management
Tyson Broad, Lone Star Chapter, Sierra Club Whooping Crane Study Status
Doug Slack, Texas A&M University