How an endangered salamander forced a Texan city to save water

  • March 7, 2018
  • News

When it comes to water, San Antonio may be the world’s most forward-thinking city. But it learned to conserve a precious resource the hard way – and from an unlikely teacher

This weekend in San Antonio, a new park is opening in one of the poorer neighborhoods just south of downtown, at a spot where two spring-fed rivers meet. The $13m, three-acre Confluence Park has huge concrete flower petals that will gather rainwater for reuse, and will house educational facilities about sustainable water consumption.

“This park is the place that you will want to visit when it rains,” says Matthew Driffill, recreation superintendent for the San Antonio River Authority… Read more from