Tags : Texas Water Development Board

2016 Economic Forecast: Austin

By Ray Niekamp, Managing Editor Photography by Jonathan Garza OVERVIEW The decline in the energy sector, caused by $45 oil, has attracted a lot of attention this year, but as Keith Phillips of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas – San Antonio Branch said, “There’s a lot of things going on here besides oil and […]Read More

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

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

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