”Let’s Talk About Water,” a Water Awareness Day event presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Nueces River Authority, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on April 10th at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Expanded Nutrition Program Office, 4939 Corona, Suite 30 in Corpus Christi.
Even places that historically have been able to provide safe drinking water to its population face occasional water shortages. For example, in 2011 Texas suffered the worst single-year drought in recorded history, with economic losses to the agricultural sector alone evaluated at more than $7.6 billion.
This Water Awareness Day event will be an opportunity for people to learn more about water quality and quantity issues affecting the region and to get information on some of the techniques and initiatives in place for conserving precious water resources.
The Water Awareness Day agenda begins with registration from 9-9:30 a.m. Presentations will include:
--“Overview of Texas Water Resources,” Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agent, Robstown.
--“Local Water Management Concerns,” Rocky Freund, Deputy Executive Director, Nueces River Authority, Corpus Christi.
--“Rainwater: How To Catch It and What To Do With It,” Nueces County Master Gardeners.
--“Landscaping for Water Conservation,” Jessica Weizer, AgriLife Extension Horticulture agent, Robstown.
--“The 40-Gallon Change,” Jason Ott, AgriLife Extension agent, Robstown.
Participants will have a chance to win a rain barrel. The cost for the Water Awareness Day program is $15. Attendees are requested to RSVP to the AgriLife Extension office for Nueces County at 361.767.5223 by April 4th.
Individuals with disabilities, who require an auxiliary aid, service or accommodation in order to participate in any of the mentioned activities, are encouraged to contact the County Extension Office eight days before all programs for assistance. Extension programs serve people of all ages regardless of socioeconomic level, race, color, sex, religion, disability or national origin.