Education series focuses on protecting Hill Country water

Community water advocates will come together from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 at the Wimberley Community Center to discuss creative and thoughtful uses for all types of water.

The One Water: Cutting Costs and Protecting Our Aquifers is one of four learning events hosted by The Friends of Blue Hole Spring. The goal of the meeting is to hear the latest success stories, learn from Texas water experts, and identify new collaborators. 

The agenda is packed with local leaders like Hays County Judge Ruben Becerra, Wimberley ISD Trustee Lori Olson and Texas House Representative District 45 Erin Zwiener.

The keynote speaker will be Interim Executive Director, Chief Water Policy Officer Dr. Robert E. Mace, who will give a speech titled ONE WATER: What is It and How It Can Save Community Water Supplies.

Mace will discuss the challenges Texans and Americans face as populations grow and climate change affects our water resources.

“Across the U.S. and throughout the world, community leaders, water planners and policymakers are wrestling with how to best manage water as to maximize economic and social welfare in an equitable manner without compromising the sustainability of vital ecosystems. Leaders in sustainable solutions are rethinking our traditional urban water management practices, working to advance a more resilient strategy called integrated water management or “One Water,” according to the One Water report.

Executive Director of the Wimberley Watershed Association David Baker said the event was almost at capacity.

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