U.S. Representative Doggett and Texas State University leaders unveil new climate change project

The project will study the impact of climate change on Texas water and create a publicly available tool to help inform water conservation actions.

SAN MARCOS, TX— U.S. Representative Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) joined Texas State University leaders on Monday to unveil details of a new project to study climate change.

According to a press release from Doggett’s office, the project will study the impact of climate change on Texas water and create a publicly available tool to help inform actions to conserve water and protect the future. of the state water supply. Doggett secured federal funding for the project.

At a press conference at 10 a.m. Monday, Doggett joined Robert Mace, executive director and chief water policy officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environmentas well as educators at the Meadows Center, to “share the details of how this project can move forward to help conserve Texas water and combat climate damage.”

According to the release, the group will focus on discussing the importance of preserving Texas aquifers to the future of central Texas.

Mace said at the press conference that the first steps are to have a doctoral student explore policy issues and work with state climatologists to adapt global climate models to Texas. He also said that when the project ends, he hopes Texas residents will be able to view a project dashboard and see how climate change will affect their water resources.

The press conference took place near Spring Lake on San Marcos Springs Drive in San Marcos.

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posted by Representative Lloyd Doggett Monday, June 20, 2022

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