EAA staff members provide informative presentations regarding the Edwards Aquifer, including water conservation, geological facts, and an overview of how the Edwards Aquifer works through an explanation of the drainage area, recharge zone, and artesian zone.
Presenters discuss the importance of the Edwards Aquifer, the role of the EAA, and describe their job as it pertains to the management and protection of aquifer. They will also include their educational and professional backgrounds.
Discover the unique geology of the Edwards Aquifer - sandwiched between the Glen Rose formation below and the Del Rio Clay formation above. Learn about groundwater movement and what makes the aquifer vulnerable to contamination.
Presenters explain how they develop mathematical, statistical, and computer models that can calculate the inflows, outflows, and storage capacity within the aquifer. Once the past is accurately simulated, the models can then predict how the aquifer might respond in the future when certain resource management actions are applied.
Students will learn what an endangered species is, basic principles of the Endangered Species Act, and how to identify the Endangered Species of the Edwards Aquifer. Specifically, staff will utilize pictures or specimens of the endangered Edwards species to highlight the importance of the Endangered Species Act, the Habitat Conservation Program and resource protection.
Presenters will discuss the role of the EAA in regional water planning (both locally and statewide) as well as the permitting system on which all EAA policy decisions rely—including the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan.