Water issues are front and center in Texas today. At the 13th annual Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair (The Roundup) David Foster, State Director of Clean Water Fund will take on these issues and offer some solutions. Fair goers will find several other speakers and a panel of representatives from universities, land management organizations and business leaders addressing the topic - Saving Water Inside and Outside Your Home and in Your Community. Several businesses will be offering water conservation measures and rainwater harvesting alternatives in their exhibits. The Roundup takes place at Market Square, 126 West Main St. in Fredericksburg, September 27 – 29, 2013.
Keynote speaker David Foster said, “Texas is in the midst of an unprecedented water crisis, and municipal water demand is projected to surpass agricultural and all other demand by 2060. Outdoor lawn watering is a huge driver of municipal demand. We need to re-think our landscaping practices if we are to manage the water crisis.”
Though there has been some rain, evaporation continues to keep Texas in a statewide drought. In many areas lakes and aquifers remain at record low levels. In 2012 Spicewood Beach, Texas ran out of water. In 2010 Houston, San Antonio and Fort Worth made Wall Street Journal’s list of the nation’s 10 top large cities running out of water. Expecting the best but being prepared for the worst is increasingly necessary for many people in communities across the state.
“Being conservative in our personal and collective water use doesn’t have to mean hardship and deprivation,” said Russel Smith, Executive Director, Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association. “There will be information and technology that supports that statement available in abundance on the Roundup grounds.”
The 13th Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair offers a great reason to plan a fall road trip to the Texas Hill Country. Organizers of The Roundup are acutely aware of concerns about continuing drought, stress on finite resources, and challenges to the environment. In response The Roundup offers fairgoers the opportunity to see the latest eco friendly home ideas in action. And they can taste, test, explore and secure a wide range of healthier and self-sufficient lifestyle products and services. Once again people from all regions of the state and beyond, from communities large and small, will converge on Fredericksburg in search of their next step toward creating their more sustainable, energy efficient and secure future.
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The Renewable Energy Roundup & Green Living Fair is co-organized by Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association (TREIA) and the Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS). For information call (830) 456-1341 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Event sponsors include Austin Energy, HEB, CPS Energy, Pedernales Electric Cooperative, the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club, Environment Texas and others.
Texas Renewable Energy Industries Association, (TREIA) is the oldest renewable energy non-profit trade organization in Texas. For more than a quarter century, it has promoted development of sustainable, renewable resources and their wise use. Visit TREIA at www.treia.org.
Founded in 1982, Texas Center for Policy Studies (TCPS) brings together people and the information necessary to ensure that growth and development in our region enhances, rather than diminishes, quality of life.