Texas Water Symposium: The Programs

“Water is the driving force of all nature.” --Leonardo da Vinci

November 13, 2008 at 7 p.m.
The University of Texas - San Antonio
Auditorium Room, Number MB 0.104
Ground floor of the Main Building (see parking map & info below)
San Antonio, Texas

"The Edwards Aquifer Juggling Act: Supply, Demand,
Conservation, Springs, Alternatives and Policy"

The second in the annual series of symposia will address issues associated with the Edwards Aquifer, its productivity and conservation in relation to population growth in the region, and policy and efforts to acquire alternate sources of water. Read press release



Robert Puente, President/CEO, San Antonio Water System
Puente recently retired after 17 years in the Texas House of Representatives, where he served on the House Natural Resources Committee. He sponsored the landmark Senate Bill 3, which deals with statewide water management and pumping permits for the Edwards Aquifer. He also was involved in the 1993 legislation that created Edwards Aquifer.

Doug Miller, Chairman - Board of Directors, Edwards Aquifer Authority
Miller served as water liaison for the City of New Braunfels and Comal County for eight years, as well as on water study committees for the management plan for Edwards Aquifer. The Texas Water Development Board appointed him to serve as a small business representative on the South Central Texas Regional Water Planning Group. He is a former mayor of New Braunfels and served on the city council.

Robert Potts will serve as moderator.

A "Questions & Answer" session and refreshments will follow the panel discussion.

This forum will be taped and broadcast on Texas Public Radio  This forum will be taped and broadcast on Texas Public Radio The Newsmaker Hour.

Free parking will be available and refreshments donated by UTSA will follow the meeting.

UTSA Parking Map (pdf 2mb)
Parking will be available in LOT 4 only in the Faculty A (grey section on map) and Faculty B (yellow section on Map). You can Google Map "John Peace Blvd, 78249." (It will typically be off of Loop 1604-W, Exit John Peace Blvd/ La Cantera). As you enter the campus on John Peace Blvd., the road will take you to a turn around where the MAIN BUILDING is located. The parking LOT 4 will be on your left as you enter. The Auditorium in the Main Building is located on the ground floor Rm. 0.104.

Details about the host: The University of Texas - San Antonio

San Antonio area info, map & driving directions available here