Partnerships among land developers, public entities and nonprofits will be vital in managing the Texas Hill Country’s water resources in the coming years, experts said during a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the San Antonio Report.

But whether state legislators will need to offer more carrots to developers — or brandish more sticks — when it comes to protecting Central Texas’ water resources is still up for debate. The five panelists discussed this as well as other water-related topics, such as the state’s growing population, what responsible development in the Hill Country looks like, and how organizations can work together to protect Texas’ environment.

Read more and watch the recording of this panel, featuring HCA Director Katherine Romans, from San Antonio Report here.