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. Alvarez has collected historical narratives about the Rio Grande along a key stretch of the US-Mexico border, Nxumalo has participated in Coahuiltecan ceremonies honoring the natural springs of Central Texas, and Adams has interviewed farmers about the declining Ogallala aquifer and subsequent shift to dry-land farming on the Southern High Plains.