This is Passport to Texas
As we begin this New Year, consider how you think of and use water.
03—We need to be doing a whole lot more to conserve water.
Andrew Sansom, is a research professor of geography at Texas State University in San Marcos, and author of the field guide, Water in Texas.
15—Cities like San Antonio and El Paso, have reduced their water consumption per capita by as much as 40%, whereas, in other cities in Texas, water consumption is continuing to grow. And, in the years ahead, that won’t be economically acceptable.
Sansom says all water conservation begins at home.
17—We need to be conscious of water every time we turn on the tap, every time we brush our teeth, every time we decide to water our lawn or wash our cars. I know that sounds trite, but the fact is that it’s part of the consciousness that, I think, we need to evolve in order to address the problem.
As we develop our water consciousness, Sansom stresses to keep wildlife in mind.
21—One of the great struggles of the next 25 years is going to be to make sure that as we accommodate new growth in Texas: new industry, additional agriculture and all the rest. That we remember that there are fish and animals that depend on that water supply as well, and we cannot abandon them, because they are so much a part of our life and culture here in Texas.
The Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration Program supports our series, and is funded by your purchase of fishing and hunting equipment and motorboat fuel.
For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.