News 8 in Austin aired a 5-part water series in
November 2009 that features some great quotes
by Jennifer Walker!
How many ways do you conserve water?
You can view it here -- Click ‘Play’ under ‘Watch the Video’ at the bottom of the page.
Or read these quotes that get right to the point --
Environmentalists say that conserving
water is always easier and less expensive than finding new
"When we have shortages, the first thing we look
to is water efficiency or water conservation," Jennifer Walker, the environmental specialist for the Lower Colorado Region planning group, said.
‘As the population goes up, the water use stays flat,
so it's possible to have your population grow, to bring in
business, to do the things cities like to do, but also use
water efficiently and use the same amount or less water to
supply the same people," Walker said.
seeks: ...protection and promotion of water needs,
water conservation, and rational drought management
in the regional water planning process and in
the development of the state water plan; ...promotion
of proper groundwater management and protection
of groundwater quality; ...protection of clean water
and achievement of the highest levels of surface
water quality; and strengthened regulation of
confined animal feeding operations (CAFOs) to
reduce their impacts on water quality. Contact:
Jennifer Walker (512)
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agency, and the subsequent water quality pollution that has resulted.