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2006 Conference: What’s on Tap for South Central Texas?

2006 Conference: What's on Tap for South Central Texas? Presentation materials Texas Living Waters Project hosted a conference entitled “What’s on Tap for South Central Texas?” in 2006. The conference was a great success with over 200 participants. Conferees heard an introduction to water issues and expert views of the impacts of decisions pending in South Central Texas. The speakers addressed potential impacts on water resources, natural...

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Sierra Club Release Updated Report on Desalination

(Austin)-The Sierra Club’s Lone Star Chapter today released an updated version of its popular report on desalination of seawater and brackish groundwater and surface water. Desalination: Is It Worth Its Salt? is a basic primer on desalination written for the general public. The report explores the environmental, energy, and economic issues surrounding desalination and provides an overview of desalination activities in Texas. First released in...

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New TCEQ Rules Fall Short of Protecting Texas’ Rivers and Bays

Austin, Texas – The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) Commissioners voted Wednesday to set environmental flow standards for the Brazos, Nueces, and Rio Grande basins and bay areas that fail to adequately protect these rivers and associated estuaries. By placing limits on new water rights permits and setting targets for efforts to improve flows, flow standards are intended to ensure sufficient water remains flowing in our rivers...

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