41 episodes

Talk+Water takes a deep dive into the world of water with those making the waves. Every month, Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Water Journal and Texas+Water, interviews a special guest making a unique contribution in the water profession.

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Talk+Water takes a deep dive into the world of water with those making the waves. Every month, Todd H. Votteler, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Water Journal and Texas+Water, interviews a special guest making a unique contribution in the water profession.

    #41, Dean Hendrickson - The Secret Lives of Aquifer Fauna

    #41, Dean Hendrickson - The Secret Lives of Aquifer Fauna

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Dean Hendrickson, Curator of Ichthyology for the Department of Integrative Biology at the University of Texas in Austin.

    Hendrickson is an ichthyologist and aquatic ecologist whose work has focused primarily on fishes and their habitats in arid North America (U.S. and México), generally with a strong link to conservation and endangered species. He is a Curator of the University of Texas' Fish Collection and his current work focuses on compilation of museum specimen-based fish occurrence records for Texas and adjacent areas.

    • 40 min
    #40, Emily Lewis - Water Issues in Utah, including The Great Salt Lake & Colorado River

    #40, Emily Lewis - Water Issues in Utah, including The Great Salt Lake & Colorado River

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Emily Lewis, Director and Shareholder, and Co-Chair of the Natural Resources and Water Law Practice Group at Clyde Snow and Sessions, about the water issues facing Utah.

    Lewis assists clients in navigating complex water problems. She advises individual water right owners, water conservancy districts, municipalities, mining companies, and mutual shareholder irrigation companies. Her strategic projects practice extends to innovative policy work and specialty project management. She presently acts as the Utah Water Banking Project Manager and hosts Ripple Effect – A Podcast Putting Water in Context.

    • 51 min
    #39, Gregory Ellis - Texas Groundwater Management

    #39, Gregory Ellis - Texas Groundwater Management

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler interviews Gregory Ellis, Attornery at GM Ellis Law Firm P.C., about Texas groundwater markets.

    Ellis has been practicing water law and been involved in water issues for over three decades. As a law student, Ellis clerked for the Texas House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee, working on a variety of water legislation. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law in 1988 and being admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1989, Ellis worked as a legislative liaison for the Texas Water Commission. In 1992, Ellis moved to Houston to serve as General Counsel to the Harris-Galveston Coastal Subsidence District (now the Harris-Galveston Subsidence District). The Edwards Aquifer Authority hired Ellis as its first General Manager in 1997, a position he held until October 2004, when he left to start his solo law practice.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    #38, Garry Merritt - The Great Springs Project is creating a Greenway From Austin to San Antonio

    #38, Garry Merritt - The Great Springs Project is creating a Greenway From Austin to San Antonio

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Garry Merritt, CEO of the Great Springs Project, about his work to create a greenway of contiguous protected lands connecting the major springs of the Edwards Aquifer between Austin and San Antonio. Prior to joining Great Springs Project, Merritt served as General Counsel and Legislative Director of the Texas Association of Counties. He was also the County Judge for Real County. An avid river guide and mountain climber, he cares deeply about Texas and our beautiful Hill Country and conserving our natural resources for generations to come.

    Find out more about the Great Springs Project by going to the website (https://greatspringsproject.org/), or checking out #TrailTuesday on Instagram.

    • 50 min
    #37, Emily Fairfax - Beavers, Wildfires, Flooding & the Ecology of Watersheds

    #37, Emily Fairfax - Beavers, Wildfires, Flooding & the Ecology of Watersheds

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler interviews Dr. Emily Fairfax, an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Resource Management at California State University Channel Islands. Dr. Fairfax’s current research is focused on the ecohydrology of riparian areas, particularly those that have been impacted by beaver damming. She uses a combination of remote sensing and field work to understand how beaver activity can create drought and fire-resistant patches in the landscape under a changing climate. Her colleagues and students can vouch that when Dr. Fairfax says she can talk about beavers all day, she’s not kidding.

    • 39 min
    #36, Perry Fowler - Texas Water Infrastructure Network

    #36, Perry Fowler - Texas Water Infrastructure Network

    Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler interviews Perry Fowler, Executive Director of the Texas Water Infrastructure Network (https://txwin.org).

    As Executive Director, Fowler leads the organization’s efforts to build a strong, sustainable, and competitive Texas water infrastructure construction market through policy development, education, and advocacy. He is also the Principal of Fowler Group Texas, LLC, providing lobbying, government affairs, business consulting, association and coalition management services. A fifth generation Texas native, Fowler grew up in the Texas construction industry and has worked as an advocate for the construction industry at the international, national, state, and local level.

    • 1 hr 13 min

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6 Ratings

6 Ratings

GriffonTX ,

Learning a LOT

I’m new to working in a water district. I’m enjoying every episode! This podcast is educating me immensely so I can be more aware of water issues across the country but especially in Tx. I’m sharing it with co-workers too! Love it! Keep up the good work & thank you!

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