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Discussing Houston’s Drinking Water Quality and Supply

Discussing Houston’s Drinking Water Quality and Supply

Photo: Michael Hagerty, Houston Public MediaThe local think tank Center for Houston’s Future is hosting its annual Summer Salon series called Water Water Everywhere, featuring discussions on issues related to water. The first talk addressed drinking water and water supply. The second talk, coming in July, will center on dealing with recent flooding. And the final talk in August addresses hurricane protection and response.

Today, we focus on that first conversation on Houston’s water quality and supply. It was held June 7, 2016.

Houston Matters producer Edel Howlin moderated the discussion among several panelists: Amanda Brock, CEO of Water Standard, a Houston-based global water treatment company that specializes in desalinization; Lisa Gonzalez, vice president and COO of Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC); and Jeff Taebel, director of community and environmental planning for the Houston-Galveston Area Council and an expert on regional sustainability issues.

Edel began the conversation by asking Amanda Brock about the state of Houston’s drinking water.

MORE: Summer Salon Series Schedule (Center for Houston’s Future)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →