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Andrew Sansom, a research professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos, and author of Water in Texas, is passionate about this vital resource.
08—Water is life. We can’t do without it. We can go without food for several weeks, but we can’t live without water for two or three days.
Water will be the defining natural resource issue of the twenty-first century, exacerbated by a predicted doubling of our population by 20-40. Sansom says at the heart of the issue is the rural/urban dynamic.
32—Cities like San Antonio are desperate to take more supplies out of the Edwards Aquifer to meet growing population. While at the same time, communities downstream, like Victoria and Seguin on the Guadalupe, are dependent on flows out of the springs that feed the river systems. Dallas and Forth Worth area, want to build new reservoirs in East Texas, whereas, in those rural areas, people want to continue to farm and graze and raise crops and timber. So, there’s a conflict growing between urban and rural interest
Tomorrow: making a difference.
04—First and foremost, we need to be doing a whole lot more to conserve water.
Find information about Texas Parks and Wildlife’s Water Communication Initiative at www.texasthestateofwater.org… sponsored in part by Harte Research Institute and the Guadalupe Blanco River Authority.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.