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Commentary: The Other Value of Water, San Antonio’s Overlooked Economic Engine

The recent White House Water Innovation Summit and recognition for World Water Day coincided with the Mayor’s State of the City address on Tuesday, all providing an opportunity to examine an often underestimated economic engine for the greater San Antonio area – the value of water across a various fields of research and development, technology, manufacturing, and most importantly employment opportunities.

Calvin Finch, former San Antonio Water System conservation director, speaks in a panel discussion about the Vista Ridge project at UTSA. Photo by Edmond Ortiz.

Vista Ridge Deal Dominates UTSA Water Symposium

San Antonio Water System President and CEO Robert Puente offered a vigorous defense of the Vista Ridge project meeting the city’s long-term water needs at the same time he reaffirmed SAWS continuing commitment to conservation, which has won the water utility national acclaim.