Water and Whisky - Fighting issues in Texas
introduction by Lion Mac Ragsdale
Will Texas Have the Water It Needs for the Future?
Last year brought us the hottest summer and driest 12-month period in recorded Texas history, and lake levels have dropped dramatically. How will Texas meet its future water needs?
Tom Mason will describe the new Texas Water Plan - both the theory and reality - and describe its potential costs, benefits, and problems.
Speaker's Bio: Tom Mason practices water and environmental law with the Austin-based firm of Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody.
From 2007 to 2011, he was General Manager and CEO of the Lower Colorado River Authority. For the eight years prior to that, he was LCRA’s General Counsel. He has also served as director of the water quality division of the Texas Water Commission and as assistant general counsel at the Texas Department of Water Resources.
He has over 30 years experience in regulatory, litigation, and legislative matters associated with water, energy, and utilities.
Mason received his JD with honors from the UT Law School, and his BA with high honors in Plan II from UT Austin. He is married to Janis Monger, has two grown children, and has lived in Austin for forty years.
Featured Lunch Menu: Meat and vegetables dish (TBA); mixed field green salad with assorted rolls and a featured daily dessert. Vegetarian meal or Grilled Chicken Caesar salad are available alternatives as well.
Please register by noon on Wednesday.
We order meals based on your reservations and must pay for them even if you do not show up. Please keep this in mind if your plans shift and cancel your reservation so we can adjust the headcount.