Campus News 2012

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2012

Texas Water Symposium at Schreiner

The next Texas Water Symposium will be at 7 p.m., Monday, April 12, in the Floyd & Kathleen Cailloux Campus Activity Center on the Schreiner University campus.

If nothing else, the record 2011 drought has underlined the importance of water and water use issues for Texas. The Texas Water Symposium, co-sponsored by Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, Texas Public Radio and the Hill Country Alliance, has been addressing these issues for four years now through panels of experts and community involvement.
The topic for the April symposium will be “Fracking and the Energy/Water Nexus: A look at every aspect and every question surrounding this timely issue.” Fracking—or hydraulic fracturing—is a much disputed way of releasing petroleum and natural gas by using a highly pressurized liquid to fracture surrounding rock layers. Fracking creates new channels in the rock, making the extraction of fossil fuels easier.

The panelists for this symposium will include Cyrus Reed, conservation director of the Lone Star Chapter of The Sierra Club in Austin; Leslie Savage, chief geologist for the Railroad Commission of Texas Oil and Gas Division; and Ken Rainwater, director of the Water Resources Center at Texas Tech University-Lubbock. Tim Summerlin, president of Schreiner University will moderate.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information about this series, visit the Schreiner website at

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