The Recharge Zone Podcast is the official podcast for the Edwards Aquifer Authority (EAA), a regional water management agency, which protects the portion of the Balcones Fault Zone Edwards Aquifer – a jurisdictional area that provides water to over 2 million people, and covers more than 8,000 square miles across 8 counties! Tune in to charge up your knowledge on all things Edwards Aquifer from the EAA.
Season 3, Episode 8 | ET - Not the Alien
ET, in this case evapotranspiration, is the elusive process by which water moves from earth’s surface into the atmosphere, and hosts Brent and Ann-Margaret discussed this with EAA’s Principal Geoscientist Marcus Gary. Learn about eddy covariance towers, and how they play an important role in understanding a myriad of observations occurring in the atmosphere and from the soil.
Season 3, Episode 7 | Drought Management
As this region is in the middle of a drought, hosts Brent and Ann-Margaret sit down with EAA General Manager Roland Ruiz to discuss drought management at the EAA. This episode includes a discussion about critical period management, aquifer conditions, and revisit the EAA’s recently implemented strategic plan which focuses on furthering the long-term sustainability of the Edwards Aquifer through a responsible balance of regulatory, education and conservation-focused programming and partnerships.
Season 3, Episode 6 | Soil Matters
Learn about the latest happenings at the EAA Field Research Park as hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent interview Thomas Marsalia and Matthew Rogers from the EAA Aquifer Sustainability Team. This episode is all about the implementation of land management techniques to slow and spread the infiltration of water across a landscape, improving soil microbiology, and researching hydrologic conductivity (aka the ability of soil to transmit water) with an instrument called a SATURO.
Season 3, Episode 5 | The EAHCP Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting Species and Spring Ecosystems - Part 2
This episode is part 2 of the previous episode, where hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent interview Melani Howard with the City of San Marcos and Mark Enders with the City of New Braunfels to discuss the successes of the EAHCP as they relate to the threatened and endangered species, the rivers, and springs in their cities.
Season 3, Episode 4 | The EAHCP Celebrates 10 Years of Protecting Species and Spring Ecosystems – Part 1
Hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent sit down with Scott Storment, EAA Executive Director for Threatened and Endangered Species, as he discusses the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan from his perspective as the manager of the program. Tune in to learn about the programmatic aspects of the EAHCP, how it functions, and what’s on the horizon for the future of the program. Part 2 of this episode will air next month where Melani Howard with the City of San Marcos and Mark Enders with the City of New Braunfels discuss the successes of the EAHCP as they relate to the threatened and endangered species, the rivers, and springs in their cities.
Season 3, Episode 3 | The First Aquifer Education Center on the Edwards Aquifer Recharge Zone
Hosts Ann-Margaret and Brent welcome back Sarah Valdez, EAA Senior STEAM Outreach Educator, and welcome Mike De La Garza, EAA Executive Director for Communications and Development, to discuss the highly anticipated EAA Education Outreach Center (EAA EOC). Mike and Sarah walk us through the partnership between the EAA and Morgan’s Wonderland Camp, and all the awe-inspiring interactive exhibits the center will have to offer once it opens its doors to the public on April 14th!
To learn more about the EAA EOC, please visit www.eaaeoc.org