Stimulated by Wes Ferguson’s recent book, “The Blanco River”, one wonders how we will live in the heart of the Hill Country with its karst geology, drought, and floods facing unprecedented population growth. Our neighbors in the Trinity Aquifer Neighborhood (TAN) are also facing similar water related problems/opportunity. Where will our water come from? SOURCE; How can we use it more effectively and efficiently? UTILIZATION; and what will we do with it after we use it? REUSE. All of us neighbors need to be educated and updated on current issues.
The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment is co-sponsoring a Blanco River Onion Creek Water Forum on July 13th from 9 AM – 2:30 PM at Johnson Hall at the Wimberley Community Center. The BROC forum covers the Blanco and Hays County parts of the Blanco River and adjacent Onion Creek basins including Blanco, Wimberley, Woodcreek, Dripping Springs and unincorporated county land.
This event will start with Exhibits/Meet and Greet at 9:00 AM. At 10 AM we will have presentations by three eminent authorities: James Beach, hydrogeologist; Carlos Rubenstein, water planner, manager, and project financer; and Weir Labatt who has experienced solving source, utilization, and reuse problems/opportunity. A no host luncheon is available from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM for $10. At 12:30 PM our authorities will join a panel of representative TAN neighbors to answer questions from the audience. The forum will conclude at 2:30 PM.
Please plan to attend to get “your oar in the water.” Come and get to know your TAN neighbors on a first name basis. For more information contact David Glenn, VAGabond Chief, Hays Trinity Aquifer Volunteer Advisory Group at firstname.lastname@example.org or (512) 557-3595.