Thursday, September 19, 2013
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Texas State Capitol
Legislative Conference Center, Room E2.002

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The Texas Public Policy Foundation Presents

Plumbing the Depths of Surface Water Rights

For the past three years, most of Texas has been experiencing a drought. Lakes are fractions of what they once were while the country side and our communities are crisscrossed by dry creek beds.


The severe drought required  use of TCEQ’s emergency authority to curtail some water rights, an action now challenged in Texas courts. The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals is now considering the state’s appeal of a federal court ruling that would significantly restrict the state’s fundamental authority to allocate surface water.


This primer will analyze the states authority concerning Texans’ water rights and what the outcomes of the pending case means for the Lone Star State.


  •  Doug Caroom – Attorney at Law – Bickerstaff, Heath, Delgado, Acosta LLP
  • Carlos Rubenstein – Commissioner – Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Bill West – General Manager – Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority


Thursday, September 19, 2013

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

State Capitol | Legislative Conference Center | Rm. E2.002 

Austin, Texas 78701

This event has SOLD OUT, please register for the waiting list.