WHITE DEER, TX. (Feb. 8, 2022) – Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District and City of Amarillo, along with their many sponsors, would like to invite you to attend the 6th Biennial Texas Panhandle Water Conservation Symposium. The Symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:35 p.m. at the Amarillo Civic Center in the North Exhibit Hall.
In 2011, Texas experienced the worst drought on record in our state’s history. Fires ravaged much of the state while everyone waited for precipitation that never came. Crops were destroyed as temperatures reached all-time highs. To battle the toll of the heat, residential and agricultural water consumption increased dramatically.
Watching the trend of water use rising, the need and awareness for water conservation became apparent very quickly. Over the last few years, the Water Conservation Symposium has featured speakers covering topics from drought tolerant crops to rainwater harvesting to opportunites for water reuse. The goal in mind has always been simple: use water more efficiently.
Whether we have a year with record rainfall or not, water conservation should always be at the forefront of our minds. This year we have many speakers ready to talk about issues like, drought challenges for Texas water in a changing climate, rural land trends and what they mean for groundwater, and stewarding our aquifer.
You may register online at https://2022-water-conservation-symposium.eventbrite.com, or by calling 806-883-2501. Lunch will be provided by The Plaza in Amarillo. Attendees will also have a chance to visit with all of our event sponsors thoughout the day. More information on the agenda, event sponsors and event topics can be found on PGCD’s website at www.pgcd.us.
For any questions, please call Panhandle Groundwater Conservation District at 806-883-2501.
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