Soliciting Stakeholder Ideas for Research Projects to Support Brackish Resources Aquifer Characterization System (BRACS)
BRACS | Texas Water Development Board
Submission Deadline for FY24-25: June 30, 2023
Grassroots Alert! Support Water Funding In The State Budget Now!
Texas Water Infrastructure Coalition
New Data Reveals Texas Water Workforce Challenges
Texas Water Foundation | April 27, 2023
Texas eyes marine desalination, oilfield water reuse to sustain rapid growth
Inside Climate News | April 17, 2023
Texas House approves $302.6 billion state budget with tax cuts and teacher and state employee raises
By Karen Brooks Harper and Zach Despart | April 6, 2023
After a marathon debate, the bill will head to the Senate, where lawmakers have been crafting their own version of the spending plan. Click to read the full article in the Texas Tribune.
Texas Senate moves to set aside billions for future water needs
The Senate on Monday passed a bill that would create a new state fund tailored for large or long-shot water supply projects, including marine desalination. The bill will advance to the House. Click to read the full article in the Texas Tribune.
Opinion: Smart Water Strategies are Crucial to Texas’ Prosperity
By Robert Mace
In 2021, Texas gained an astounding new 300,000 Texans. Demographers expect our state to grow by more than four million people each decade through 2070, reaching a population of more than 50 million. Not only are people coming to the Lone Star State, but large corporations are now calling Texas home as well. Click to read the full article in the Austin-American Statesman
Texas Water Development Board – March 8, 2023 | Brackish Groundwater Production Zone Amendment Guidance Document Update Final Draft
Public comments can be sent to Public-Comment@twdb.texas.gov beginning March 8th and ending on April 5, 2023. The final guidance document will be completed by June 22, 2023.
Friday, February 10, 2023 | Senator Perry filed Draft SB 837 to create the Water for Texas Fund, which seeks to fund water infrastructure repairs and new water supply projects across the state. Changes are sure to come, but it is a start…
Commentary: Water Infrastructure and Supply Are the Backbone or Achilles’ Heel of Texas’ Future: The Choice is Ours
Senator Charles Perry, Chairman of the Senate Water, Agriculture, and Rural Affairs Committee
Enhancing Texas’ Water Supplies
Desalination offers a viable, drought-proof solution to water needs in the Lone Star State.
Nearly 100 inland desalination facilities across Texas produce 138 million gallons of water per day from the 2.7 billion acre-feet of brackish water in our aquifers. Seawater desal is coming soon to Texas along the Gulf Coast—stay tuned. These untapped, dependable waters can free up existing fresh water supplies for other uses and for in-stream flows — starting now and into the future.