The City of San Antonio’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program utilizes land and conservation easement acquisitions to protect the quality and quantity of Edwards Aquifer recharge. This review considers four key components of its viability: (1) establishing the need for action,…
I once heard that water should not be considered a human right but a survival right. This simple statement can change the paradigm in which international law evolves toward the construction of an international groundwater legal framework, which today is…
In the aftermath of flooding disasters, a temptation is to pursue recovery while also dismissing the event as unlikely to recur. Is it possible that underlying streamflow trends, which often avoid detection, help explain individual flooding episodes and should influence…
A pipeline to pump water from the Nueces River to the upper delta at Rincon Bayou was constructed to mitigate the reduction of inflow from impoundments. Pumping has restored ecological function to the Nueces Estuary by increasing inflow and decreasing…
Groundwater is a strategic economic asset, and recent Texas Supreme Court decisions have strengthened private ownership rights in groundwater. Despite the economic and political stakes, debate on how to actually value groundwater has been sparse. In response, this article sets…
The Ogallala Aquifer extends beneath eight states in the Great Plains region of North America. It stretches from Texas to South Dakota and is among the largest aquifers in the world. In Texas, extraction of groundwater, primarily for cropland irrigation,…
This study includes thermodynamic and economic analyses of a seawater reverse osmosis (RO) plant integrated with a small-scale combined cycle natural gas (CCGT) plant ranging from 36–71 megawatts (MW). These analyses model electricity produced by the CCGT plant as power…
This article will introduce the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow (CoCoRaHS) network and illustrate its integration into the daily operations at the National Weather Service West Gulf River Forecast Center (WGRFC). An example will be shown on how the…
As Texas cities experience an increase in incidents associated with water quality contamination, the need for public education and engagement increases. The discussion in this paper identifies, based on publicly available data, three of the most common incidents in Texas…
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River Flood Update!
Rainfall moving to the east of Texas but did leave some decent 2-4" of rain.
Caused some local flash flooding and some minor river flooding, but no significant flooding is expected.
Areas near creeks and rivers remains hazardous, be safe! #txwx #TexasFlood
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At this Texas Water Symposium panel held on November 8, 2018 at Schreiner University, panelists discuss the implications of wastewater discharge for creek and river health and for the quality of rural well water, and explore the alternatives for the region. ... See MoreSee Less
Balancing Population Growth And Healthy Rivers In Texas
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Story Map summarizing Hurricane #Harvey's environmental impacts: buff.ly/2zN0lht ... See MoreSee Less
Texas Water Journal shared Texas Water Resources Institute's upcoming events.
These trainings are excellent! If you are a water professional involved in watershed protection or other water restoration project, please consider enrolling. ... See MoreSee Less
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The new issue of Ag Mag is out and Texas Water Resources Institute has TWO articles in it! One on our Lower Rio Grande Valley Irrigation and Outreach project that reports on findings from focus groups with #RGV growers & the other on a recent workshop on technology & management practices used in the Mississippi Delta than can translate to the LRGV. ... See MoreSee Less
Ag Mag Issue 26
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The Texas Water Resources Institute just published its Fall 2018 txH2O. It is about two U.S. Department of Agriculture-funded projects that are working to better understand the behavior of the aquifer and develop practices to ensure that Ogallala water is used wisely: buff.ly/2Jz1nSI ... See MoreSee Less
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