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U.S. Rep. Doggett, Texas State University leaders unveil new climate change project

The project will study the impact of climate change on Texas water and create a publicly available tool to help inform water preservation action.

SAN MARCOS, Texas — U.S. Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-Austin) joined Texas State University leaders Monday to unveil details of a new project to study climate change.

According to a press release from Doggett's office, the project will study the impact of climate change on Texas water and will create a publicly available tool to help inform action to preserve water and protect the future of the state's water supply. Doggett has secured federal funding for the project.

At a press conference Monday at 10 a.m., Doggett joined Robert Mace, executive director and chief water policy officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, as well as Meadows Center educators, to "share the details of how this project can make progress to help preserve Texas’s water and push back on climate harm."

According to the release, the group will focus on discussing how critical preservation of Texas aquifers is for the future of Central Texas.

Mace said at the press conference that first steps include having a doctorate student explore policy issues and working with state climatologists to fit global climate models to Texas. He also said that at the end of the project, he hopes people across Texas can look at a project dashboard and see how climate change will impact their water resources.

The press conference was held near Spring Lake on San Marcos Springs Drive in San Marcos.

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Posted by Rep. Lloyd Doggett on Monday, June 20, 2022

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