"Watershed News" will have the dual mission of reporting the work of our volunteers and keeping you informed of the issues concerning land and water in the Wimberley Valley. Together, we are all working to protect Jacob's Well and the waters that make this place so beautiful.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
City of Fredericksburg Water Forum
The State of Our Water Today and Tomorrow
January 10, 2013 6-8 P.M.
Hill Country University Center 2818 E. US Hwy. 290 Fredericksburg, Texas
Doug Miller, State Representative
Andrew Sansom, Executive Director-Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, Texas State University
Raymond M. Slade Jr., Former Hydrologist US Geological Survey
Joe Beal, Former General Manager of Lower Colorado River Authority
Paul Tybor, Manager-Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District
City of Fredericksburg
Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce
Hill Country University
Gillespie County Economic Development Commission
Hill Country Underground Water Conservation District
Doug Miller– First elected to the Texas Legislature in 2008, Doug has served as a member of both the House Appropriations Committee and the Natural Resources Commit-tee. The House Speaker appointed him to serve as chair on the Edwards Aquifer Legislative Oversight Committee in 2011. Born and raised in the Hill Country, Doug is a graduate of Texas State University.
Andrew Sansom - Andrew Sansom is one of Texas’ leading conservationists. He is a former Executive Director of The Texas Nature Conservancy and the Texas Parks and Wild-life Department and the author of five books and numerous Magazine Articles. He is currently the Executive Director of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University-San Marcos.
Raymond Slade, Jr.– Is a certified, registered Professional Hydrologist with the American Institute of Hydrology and served as Hydrologist for 33 years with the U.S. Geological Survey in Texas. He has authored more than 100 reports concerning Texas water re-sources. He is currently an Adjunct Professor at Austin Community College and is on the Advisory Board and Technical Advisory Committee for the Hill County Alliance.
Joe Beal– Raised in Texas, Joe earned his degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University followed by a master’s degree in business administration in municipal finance from the University of Texas at Austin. Joe worked for the Texas Water Quality Board, and then for the engineering and environ-mental consulting firm, Espey, Huston. In 1995 he came to LCRA to lead Water Services. Joe was LCRA’s General Manager from 2000-2007. Currently he is a consulting engineer and banker.
Paul Tybor– Has been the general manager of the Hill Country Underground Water District since 1989. A graduate of University of Houston in Geology and graduate studies in Hydro-Geology at UTSA. Prior to joining the Underground Water District, Paul was involved in the Oil and Gas sector. He is a member of the Lower Colorado Regional Water Planning Committee, Region K.