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The 2018 Texas Tribune Festival is upon us! Join us Sept. 27-29 in downtown Austin for two days of unique perspectives, thoughtful conversation and networking — all in the shadow of the Texas Capitol. 

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Friday, September 28 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Is the Water Crisis Over?

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Five years ago, the Texas Legislature passed and voters funded a comprehensive plan to combat the worst drought in our history. The situation’s still fluid.

Supported by The University of Texas at Austin and NRG Energy

Moderators
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Laura Huffman

Texas State Director of The Nature Conservancy
Huffman establishes conservation strategy, provides policy leadership and leads a statewide team of scientists and conservation experts at The Nature Conservancy in Texas. She also serves as founding director of the Conservancy’s North America Cities program and board chair for... Read More →

Speakers
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Bech Bruun

Former Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board
Bruun served on the Texas Water Development board from 2013 to 2017 and was named chairman in 2015 by Gov. Greg Abbott. He also served as the board’s designated appointee to the Texas Environmental Flows Advisory Group and the Western States Water Council. Most recently, Bruun unsuccessfully... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Jackson

Kathleen Jackson

Member of the Texas Water Development Board
Jackson was first appointed to the Texas Water Development Board in 2014. She is an engineer by training and previously served as a public affairs manager for a petroleum engineering firm and has represented agricultural, environmental and industrial interests. Jackson was also a... Read More →
avatar for Carlos Rubinstein

Carlos Rubinstein

Former Chairman of the Texas Water Development Board
Rubinstein is currently the principal member of RSAH2O, an environmental consulting firm specializing in water issues. Before joining RSAH2O, he served as chairman of the Texas Water Development Board and the Texas representative to the Western States Water Council. Rubinstein has... Read More →