This Week in Texas Water

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This Week in Texas Water

Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts monitors what is happening in Texas water. Here is a summary for the week.


Harvey Everheart retires from Mesa UWCD

Lone Star GCD wins the appeal against the City of Conroe

SAWS makes salty groundwater more drinkable, San Antonio Express-News

The regional water planning process: a Texas success story, Texas Water Journal

In West Texas, abandoned well sinks land, sucks tax dollars, Texas Tribune

Senate Committee on Ag, Water, & Rural Affairs members posted

Startup offers “online booking” for industrial water, MIT News

In 150-0 vote, Texas House backs speakers Joe Strauss for record-tying fifth term, Texas Tribune

Abandoned Texas oil wells seen as “ticking time bombs” of contamination, Texas Tribune

US Congress passes critical water resources regulation, Texas Insider

EPA: fracking can harm drinking water, Texas Tribune

Livestream: A conversation with Dawn Buckingham & Hugh Shine, Texas Tribune

TWDB chairman says goal of work session in Lubbock ‘is to listen’, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Streamflow and Springflow data for Comal and San Marcos Rivers, GeoCommunity

Workman: The future of water in Texas, Austin American Statesman

Regulating unregulated groundwater in Texas: how the state could conquer this final frontier, Texas Water Journal

Water Conservation Advisory Coucil’s report and recommendations to the 85th Texas Legislature, Save Water Texas

Population growth puts pressure on Texas’ water sources, Texas Public Radio

El Paso Water buys Anschutz Ranch, El Pas Inc.

Much of Southeast U.S. is grappling with drought, Texas Public Radio

EPA awards $3.9M to UT for water infrastructure modeling research center, Water World

Book Review: “Water is for fighting over and other myths about water in the West”, Texas Water Journal

Taking the long view on Water Conservation in Texas, Texas Tribune

Edwards Aquifer Authority honored at this year’s San Antonio Clean Technology Forum, Texas Public Radio

Senator Perry gives legislative outlook at High Plains Water Distrtict Meeting, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

A groundwater plume in Winkler County, Texas, west of Odessa is contaminated with volatile organic compounds (VOCs), Water Tech Online

US Senate Commmittee on Environment and Public Works publishes committee report on WOTUS

For the first time, U.S. and Mexico take stock of the underground water they share, High Plains News

High Plains Underground Water Conservation District Adopts Lowest Tax Rate in 20 Years, Everything Lubbock

Texas Promised 34 years ago to track oil and gas waste in aquifers. It didn’t., Texas Tribune

Texas High Cout to Hear ExxonMobil Permian Groundwater Dispute, Shale Daily

Groundwater Supplie are Declining, Even in Wet Areas, Texas Tribune

Questions on water project raised as Bryan City Council considers finance agreement with state board, The Eagle

Legislative Budget Board Issues Brief on 2017 State Water Plan

The Q&A: Paul Choules, Texas Tribune

Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board Opens New HQ in Temple, Temple Daily Telegram

Megadroughts’ Could Devastate Southwest U.S. Within a Century, Time

Worst Drought in 1,000 Years Predicted for American West, National Geographic

Climate Change Hampering World Food Production, Say Scientists, Yahoo News

New Mexico AG Vows to Fight Texas Over Rio Grande Claims, KOB 4

Water: Can You Put a Price on the Priceless? Triple Pundit

Texas Supreme Court Leaves Water Disposal Issue Unanswered, San Antonio Express-News

Water Rights Fight at the Texas Supreme Court, Big Country Homepage

Pro: Legislation Could Define Management of Brackish Water, Victoria Advocate

Con: Brackish Desal Needs More Research, Victoria Advocate

Despite January Rains, Central Texas’ Chief Reservoirs Remain Low, Austin American-Statesman

Lisa Craven’s New Job: Helping Texas Spend $2B to Fix Water Woes, Austin Business Journal

Cities Weigh Growth vs. Water Shortages, Texas Tribune

A Decade of Drought Has Little Effect on Texans’ Water Knowledge, New Research Shows, Herald Online

Report Shows More Water Conservation Education Needed for State of Texas, Water World

Water Experts Meet to Discuss Ways to Conserve Water in Central Texas, KXAN

Digging Deep: Businesses, Residents Drilling Wells in Search of Water, Mineral Wells Index

Texans Don’t Know What They’re Drinking, Houston Chronicle

Invasive Plants, Mussels a Growing Threat to Lakes, Tyler Morning Telegraph

Texas Implementing New Technologies to Address Strained Water Supplies, Water World

The Q&A: Todd Caldwell, Texas Tribune

Agriculture Experts Look at Conserving Water in the Panhandle, Connect Amarillo

Lower Brazos River Coalition Formed to Protect Downstream Interests, The Journal

Hays Water Fight Portends Battles to Come, Texas Tribune

Houston Co.’s Plan to Pump Water From Trinity Aquifer Faces Opposition, Houston Business Journal

Buda’s Water Woes Focus of Capitol Groundwater Fight, San Antonio Business Journal

Brazos River Authority Voices Support for Lower Basin Coalition, The Journal

West Texas Farmers Turn to Alternate Crops As Cotton Demand Drops, KCBD

Official: North Texas in Better Shape Than Rest of State With Water Supplies, Fort Worth Business Press

Lavon Lake Dredging Project Adds to North Texas Water Supply, Dallas Morning News

Austin Council Discusses Water Scarcity, Austin Monitor

Abilene City Council Approves Possum Kingdom Pipeline, Big Country Homepage

For the First Time in Almost a Decade, Most of Dallas Is in the Worst Stage of Drought, Dallas Morning News

SAWS Conference Teaches High School Students About Water Quality Issues, KSAT

A ‘Confluence’ of Students Descends on San Antonio, Rivard Report

El Paso Public Service Board Approves Pilot Plant to Recycle Water, El Paso Inc

Dallas Files Lawsuit Over Sabine River Authority’s $24-Million-a-Year Water-Rate Increase, Dallas Morning News

City of Waco in Running for $5.8M Wastewater Reuse Grant, Waco Trib

Cracked Levee in Brownsville Investigated; No Immediate Flood Risk, Valley Morning Star

Fixing Arroyo Flood Risks, Valley Morning Star

Council Asks Killeen to Challenge Local Water Agreement, Killeen Daily Herald

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