Energy and Environment Reporting for Texas

Asking the Tough Questions About Water in Texas

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The panel discussed conservation, desalination and re-use as some of the solutions to the state's water woes.

This morning, Kate Galbraith of the Texas Tribune led a discussion on Twitter with Laura Huffman of the Nature Conservancy and Charles Fishman, author of The Big Thirst: The Secret Life and Turbulent Future of Water on what to do about water issues in Texas.

As the state grows and it seems to rain less and less, where are our water supplies going to come from? The three tackled the issues of desalination, water used in fracking and wastewater reuse during the half-hour chat. Plenty of other tweeters joined in, and for a while there #texaswater was trending in Austin.

A full recap awaits after the jump:



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