Replacing Mother Nature Can Be Expensive

“We take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude,” Dr. Tom Arsuffi stressed near the beginning of the most recent Texas Water Symposium. The panel discussion, moderated by Katherine Romans, Executive Director of the Hill Country Alliance, also brought together District 53 Rep. Andy Murr and Texas A&M researcher Hughes Simpson to discuss the preservation of natural assets.

“We’re losing those free things that nature provides us,” Arsuffi continued, referring to everything from photosynthesis to healthy soils that capture and retain moisture. “The irony of this whole thing is that to replace that free stuff that nature provides us, we’d have to come up with very costly technological solutions.” Read more about the May 10 Texas Water Symposium and listen to a recording from TPR