New desalination plans carry promise, risks
The Daily Texan, November 20, 2015
After the floods in May and recent rains, it’s easy to forget that Texas was, not so long ago, in a serious drought. In fact, the drought hasn’t ended, and even when it does end, our state will still need to find freshwater resources to meet the needs of a growing population and booming economy. And we will have to do this while protecting the rivers, springs and lakes that make Texas a beautiful and healthy place to live. We must remember that developing new water resources can be costly in many ways, and regulators must take steps to minimize those costs.