On Tuesday, March 28, John Williams will present his research and thoughts on the Lower Colorado River Authority (LRCA), the predominant institution that shaped Texas landscape in Packard Hall (Room 100) of Marrs McLean Science building on the campus of Baylor University. His lecture is titled “Power Politics and the Battle for Water.”
This presentation mirrors the ideas in Williams' new book The Untold Story of the Lower Colorado River Authority. In this book, Williams utilizes his 40-year career with LCRA to connect this political and environmental institution with the rich history of Texas. Based heavily on the institution’s successful construction of dams and their introduction of hydroelectric power to the state, LCRA has been regarded as a spectacular Texas success story.
A reception and book signing will follow at W. R. Poage Legislative Library. This event is sponsored by W. R. Poage Legislative Library, The Texas Collection, the Department of Geosciences, the Department of Journalism, Public Relations & New Media, The Mayborn Museum and Discovery Center, the Department of Environmental Science, The Institute of Ecological, Earth, and Environmental Sciences (TIEEES), and the Center for Reservoir and Aquatic Systems Research (CRASR).