Lessons you don’t learn in the classroom

Lessons you don’t learn in the classroom

As Texas is seeing increased consequences from the drought, and we are looking to meet a shortfall of 2.7 trillion gallons of water by 2060 [1], it’s a great time to evaluate what is happening with Texas water policy. I recently had the opportunity to look at water policy from the field rather than the classroom at a West Travis County Public Utility Agency (WTCPUA) meeting. I learned a few things that you often don’t discuss in the classroom but that influence the effectiveness of policy implementation. My two key findings are that policy should be tailored on a case by case basis, and effective communication is key.

 

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