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(Nov. 11, 2009)--Water experts from across the state will gather at UTSA at 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 12 in the Business Building University Room (2.06.04) on the Main Campus to launch the 2009-2010 Texas Water Symposium, an annual series of public discussions about water use and conservation. The forum, "Our Limited Groundwater Supply: Whose Desired Future Conditions Are We Planning For?" is free and open to the public.

Robert E. Mace, deputy executive administration of water science and conservation at the Texas Water Development Board, will moderate the symposium, which will include three panelists:

  • Mary Ellen Summerlin , board member and at-large representative, Headwaters Groundwater Conservation District, Kerr County
  • Weldon Hammond , director, UTSA Center for Water Research
  • Gregory M. Ellis , attorney and executive director, Texas Alliance of Groundwater Conservation Districts

The panelists will discuss Texas' population growth and related water supply challenges, the complexity of water issues and solutions to complex water issues. Particularly, they will address the distribution and abundance of water in Texas; groundwater and surface water supplies; urban and rural water issues; water policy; the science of water; legal, economic and ethical issues; interaction and planning among water supply agencies; and the history of the Rule of Capture in shaping Texas' water policy. The forum also will include time for questions from the audience.

The annual Texas Water Symposium is a series of free lectures and forums to inform and engage Texas citizens. It is sponsored by Schreiner University, Texas Tech University, Texas Public Radio and the Hill Country Alliance. Each forum will be recorded and aired on Texas Public Radio the following Friday.

Future symposia in the 2009-2010 series will include "Climate Change and Impacts on Floods, Weather and Drought in Texas: What Controversy?" scheduled for Jan. 28, 2010, and "Kids, Water and Science: Perspectives from Our Future" with a panel of school children, scheduled for March 25, 2010.

For more information about the series, visit the Texas Water Symposium Web site or contact UTSA Professor Weldon Hammond at (210) 458-5471.

Dec. 1, 9 a.m.

CITE Venture Competition & Exposition

The annual Center for Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship (CITE) 100K Venture Competition and Exposition will be held on the Main Campus on Dec. 1. Twenty-eight teams from across the university will exhibit their project; six teams will compete for a prize pool of more than $100,000 in funding to launch their new venture / company. More than 650 students have participated in launching new technology ventures.
Biotechnology, Sciences and Engineering (BSE 2.102), Main Campus

Dec. 3, 5:30 p.m.

UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert

This concert features 50 community children performing music in the UTSA Downtown String Project Winter Concert. The children, led by UTSA music students studying to be music teachers, will join together in playing the Theme from Batman at their concert. The Batman of San Antonio, a local celebrity figure, will make an appearance at the concert. This event is free.
Buena Vista Theatre, Downtown Campus

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