Do you have views about Texas’ water resources that you’d like to share with state legislators? Now is your chance. Two committees are each holding interim hearings next Thursday, October 13, providing the perfect opportunity to share your experience and beliefs.
HEARING ONE: The House Agriculture Committee hearing will meet Thursday morning, starting at 9 am, to hear testimony on the following topic:
“Determine the sources of water used by Texans in the production of food and fiber, and examine the current water delivery methods and water conservation goals for agricultural use. Evaluate whether there are more efficient and effective water-usage management practices that could be employed in the agricultural industry, and determine the impact of crop insurance requirements on producers.”
HEARING TWO: The House Natural Resources Committee will start its hearing at 1 pm and cover several topics, the most important of which is to “examine the regional and state water planning process.”
The committee will focus on multiple aspects of the water plan, including the “interaction between the planning process and groundwater management” and “whether the ‘drought of record’ remains the appropriate benchmark for planning.”
Have you tried to be involved with the planning process and run into barriers?…