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Interfaith Forum Tackles Texas Water


“Water management has emerged as one of the most critical natural resource issues of our time.  ‘Water is the next oil,’ a phrase that yields 539 million Google hits, underscores the complexity of battles already being waged over conflicting demands, declining supply, and appropriate policy regarding the conservation and equitable distribution of water.”

THE TEXAS INTERFAITH CENTER and San Antonio Interfaith Power & Light are both committed to awareness, education, and action on vitally important water issues that we all face, now and in the time to come.

Join us for:
Water Captains: How to Be Effective Advocates in the Regional Water Planning Process
A Forum on Water Management and Conservation
Saturday, May 16, 2015
9am – 3pm
Hosted by EcoCentro
1802 N Main Ave, San Antonio, Texas 78212
Free and Open to the Public ● RSVP for Free Lunch

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9:15am-10am – Check-in, coffee, juice & networking. Presentations begin promptly at 10am and include:

  • Water in Our God-Drenched Universe – Linda Gibler, O.P., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Science and Religion & Associate Academic Dean, Oblate School of Theology
  • Opportunities and Innovations in Water Conservation – Calvin R. Finch, Ph.D., Horticulturist and Urban Water Program Director, Texas A&M Institute of Renewable Natural Resources
  • Waterways – Kamala Platt, Ph.D., M.F.A., educator & author
  • Conserving Land Conserves Water: What Happens on the Land Has Everything to Do with Our Future Water Supply – Charlie Flatten, Water Policy Program Manager, Hill Country Alliance
  • Water: A Statewide Perspective—A Local Issue – Norman Boyd, Region L Member, San Antonio Bay Ecosystem Leader, Texas Parks & Wildlife
  • How Does the Regional Water Planning Process Work? – John Kight, Region L Member, former Kendall County Commissioner
  • Marginalization, Water Rates and the Public Service of Water Systems – Carol Mendoza Fisher, Technical Director, Greater Edwards Aquifer Alliance
  • Panel Discussion on Fracking and Water Planning
  • How Can Citizens Get Involved in the Water Planning Process? – Sonia Jimenez, Ximenes & Associates

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