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Planet Texas 2050 Fall Research Showcase
December 9, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Planet Texas 2050 invites you to a semester-long showcase series taking place fall 2020. These presentations will highlight the Planet Texas 2050 research projects funded from 2019-2020 and point to future directions and collaborations within and beyond the Planet Texas 2050 community.
December 9, 2020
12 -1 p.m.
“Texas Water Stories” [Team: Heather Houser (project lead – English), Paul Adams (Geography), C.J. Alvarez (Mexican American & Latina/o Studies), Tia Madkins (Education), and Fikile Nxumalo (Univ of Toronto)]
Over the past two years, Texas Water Stories has assessed wide-ranging narratives about one of the most valuable resources in Texas: water. Hear historical narratives about the Rio Grande along the US-Mexico border, discover Coahuiltecan ceremonies honoring the natural springs of Central Texas and learn about farmers struggling with the declining Ogallala aquifer and their subsequent shift to dry-land farming on the Southern High Plains.