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Events Features

Water for Dummies: DFW Edition

For the first time in five years, Texas is drought free. At least, it is as this is written. Lakes and reservoirs around the state recouped much of the water they had lost during the dry years, and already signs of complacency about our water situation can be seen. It was enough to make an […]Read More

Commentary Departments

Water in Twenty-First Century Texas

WHAT THE PAST TELLS US ABOUT THE FUTURE By Jay L. Banner, Ph.D. & Eric S. Hersh, Ph.D., P.E.  It can be said that as goes Texas so goes our nation, in terms of both the challenges and potential associated with economic, demographic, and natural resource changes that are common to our state and country. […]Read More

Commentary Departments

Lessons from the Australian Drought

Does the Answer to Texas’ Water Policy Problems Lie Down Under? By James Fletcher & Robert Cunningham, Ph.D. Texas has serious water problems. This has become all too clear as prolonged drought has gripped most of Texas. Unfortunately, when drought conditions eventually break, Texas businesses and citizens will still be saddled with our antiquated Water […]Read More

Departments Executive Education

The 50 Year Water Plan

By Kathleen Jackson Water challenges in Texas result from the shifting dynamics of our state. An expanding population, varied economic interests, and ongoing drought all affect the way we use water right now. The goal of the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) is to embrace our unique opportunity to resolve these challenges with affordable and […]Read More

Corporate Responsibility Departments

The New Reality of Wasting Water

WHY BUSINESS LEADERS NEED TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY LEADERSHIP By Calvin Finch, Ph.D. The importance of individual businesses having adequate water supplies available at reasonable costs is obvious. It is nearly as obvious firms can often reduce production costs by utilizing effective water conservation practices. Sometimes, however, it seems business leaders don’t relate adequate water supplies […]Read More

Events Features

Water for Dummies

  “Whiskey is for drinking and water is for fighting.” Those words, attributed to Mark Twain, still apply to the water situation in Texas. We’re in the middle of a drought the likes of which we haven’t seen since the 1950s, and there are indications that this drought will be worse than the one in […]Read More