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Influential Texas leaders and stakeholders to meet in Amarillo
Friday, August 10 to find common ground and possible solutions to the Texas water crisis
(AMARILLO, TX) Magnified by drought, explosive population growth and a revitalized energy sector, the mounting challenges around our state’s declining access to fresh water will be the topic of discussion and debate at a conference hosted by the Texas Lyceum Friday, August 10 in at the Amarillo Civic Center. Conference registration is open to the public.
“We are proud to host such a distinguished group of Texas experts for our third quarterly conference. This topic is so important and impacts so many Texans that we’ve opened our quarterly meeting to the public,” said Texas Lyceum 2012 President John Dickson. “Not only will we hear from internationally renowned energy leader T. Boone Pickens, our conference co-chairs have thoughtfully assembled a list of panelists who represent the diverse viewpoints of this growing crisis that impacts every Texan.”
Current and former members of the Texas Legislature will participate including Texas House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Alan Ritter and former State Senator Kip Averitt. Other noted experts include municipal and water authority officials, noted conservationists, oil and gas industry leaders, landowner and agricultural advocates, and academic experts who have studied this issue for many years.
“Our current historic drought conditions and limited supply have sounded an alarm regarding the water crisis and the Texas Lyceum is bringing experts and leaders with opposing views together under one roof to seek common ground and search for thoughtful solutions,” said 2012 Texas Lyceum Chairman Dathan Voelter. “We expect attendees from all over the state and we plan to give them a first-class educational and deliberative experience on an issue that must be a top priority for Texas.”
The agenda for August 10 can be found on the agenda link on the Texas Lyceum homepage.
About the Texas Lyceum
The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan group, is the premier statewide leadership organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. The Lyceum consists of 96 men and women from throughout the state who begin their six-year term while under the age of 46, and have demonstrated leadership in their community and profession, together with a deep commitment to Texas. For more information, please visit www.texaslyceum.org.
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