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Climate and Weather Trends in the Hill Country (HTGCD Speaker Series)
May 6 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
One event on May 6, 2021 at 5:30 pm
One event on July 1, 2021 at 5:30 pm
The Hays Trinity Groundwater Conservation District has announced its 2021 Water-20 Speaker Series. Subject matter experts will discuss a variety of water topics important to Hays County residents.
Hays County is listed by the US Census Bureau as the second fastest growing county in the United States. Great schools, good housing, proximity to growing business opportunities, and a beautiful landscape are all drivers for our growth.
Its most precious resource is water. The Trinity Aquifer deep below has a limited recharge capacity and will not support the growth coming in the next 20-years. The County needs to maximize efficiency of use and diversify its water supply portfolio to keep local communities healthy and viable long into the future.
Rainwater is already being collected on homesteads and larger buildings across Hays County. Water-wise landscaping, land conservation, and climate trends are all important parts of a strategy to protect our aquifers.
Speakers will present at 5:30 live and online. Dial-in information will be on the District website www.HaysGroundwater.com the week before each presentation. Check the schedule for upcoming dates.
Topics will include:
- March 4, 2021: Scalable Solutions — Rainwater Harvesting with James Grizzard, Harvest Rain
- May 6, 2021: Water Wise Lawns and Gardens with Hays County Master Naturalists
- July 1, 2021: Climate and Weather Trends in the Hill Country: John Nielson-Gammon, State Climatologist
Additional topics to follow:
- Benefits of Land Conservation on Water Resources: Lori Olson, Texas Land Trust Council
- Wimberley One-Water School – Innovative Conservation Design with Nick Dornak, Meadows Center for Water and the Environment