In 2022, San Antonio received only a third of its average annual rainfall. Kerrville received 12.38 inches, 60% below its normal average. Popular swimming holes from Jacobs Well in Wimberley to the Guadalupe River near Center Point dried up. The Pedernales, Llano rivers dropped to no flow in areas, leaving stagnant pools, impacting wildlife, agriculture, and tourism revenue in addition to many rural communities dependent on limited water resources. As the drought continues into 2023, what can we do to preserve the water we’ve got?

This Texas Water Symposium panel discussion, recorded on Feb. 22, 2023 at Schreiner University, looks at ways we can improve water stewardship, and shares how the ongoing drought is affecting commerce and business through the examples of two local businesses.

Read more and listen to the full Symposium recording from Texas Public Radio here.