Texas Water Policy Update

August 2001

This newsletter is published by the Texas Center for Policy Studies periodically to inform the public of important matters affecting water resources in the state. This edition provides an update on several issues discussed at the March, 2001 “Water and the Future of Rural Texas” Conference. Additional topics include water and rural life, water and wildlife, and water marketing and groundwater management, as well as legislative highlights from the 77th Session, updates on the regional water planning process, and an overview of important upcoming events.

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WHO GETS TO DRINK? – Rural residents and El Paso face off over West Texas’ most precious commodity

Dallas Morning News, March 4, 2001

Two visions of far West Texas’ economic future clash here on the vast desert grasslands where cattle and coyotes…

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Environmental Flow Protection – A Question of Texas Heritage

January 2001

The amount of water needed in rivers, streams, and coastal bays to support fish and wildlife populations is commonly referred to as “environmental flows.” Protecting, maintaining, and in some instances restoring these flows is extremely important to segments of our state’s economy, particularly in rural areas.These flows are also critical to our quality of life in Texas.

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