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Urban Growth and Competition for Water in the Houston Region Presented by Rice Design Alliance

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Uploaded on Aug 29, 2011

Held, Wednesday, August 24, 2011, the forum featured the following
panelists: Jason Afinowicz, Water Resources, Freese, and Nichols, Inc.; Dr. James Lester, Vice President, Houston Advanced Research Center; Edward G. Vaughan, Chair, Texas Water Development Board. The moderators were: Eric Berger, Houston Chronicle Science Writer; and Thomas Colbert, Associate Professor, University of Houston, College of Architecture

Water is our most precious resource and this month, RDA hosts a two-part civic forum on water supply issues in the State of Texas and the Houston region on August 24 and August 31, 2011. Texas is currently experiencing one of the worst droughts in its recorded history. Compounding this problem is the fact that many of the state's aquifers have been in decline for many years. Water quality is emerging as a serious issue facing the Houston region. Will the state's water supplies be adequate to support Houston's growing population and continuing industrialization?

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