The drought of 2012 was the widest water scarcity event in the United States in over a half-century. Gripping more than one-half of the continental US, the drought has taken a tremendous toll on agriculture, municipal water supplies, multiple industries, and the environment. As people and communities continue to reel from the heat and aridity, they are asking “how can we secure our water supply for our future?”
On November 9, 2012, the Texas Wesleyan Journal of Real Property Law will seek to address this question when it hosts the symposium: Securing Water Supplies for the Future: Risks, Challenges, and Opportunities.  The one-day event will focus on legal and policy issues related to local, regional, and national water scarcity challenges. Essays and papers presented at the symposium will be published in the Journal’s spring 2013 issue.