WATER POLICY
& PLANNING

Texas is home to vibrant and vital water policy and planning conversations. We are in the thick of things, ensuring efficiency, ecosystems, and equity are at the center of the conversation.

The big water issues facing Texas: drought, development, and inequitable water risk, all need major policy solutions that rely on effective planning and implementation. Texas Living Waters is at the center of a wide variety of efforts to ensure these solutions move forward and benefit all the communities and ecosystems of Texas. We do this by convening large coalitions of stakeholder organizations to advocate for policy reform and by working with regional and local planning groups to ensure an equitable, localized, and secure water future emerges across the state.

Browse our projects, publications, and resources below to find out more about our work on this issue. And contact one of our listed experts to find out more and get involved!

PROJECTS

PUBLICATIONS

RESOURCES

KEY TEAM MEMBERS

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Jennifer Walker

Director, Texas Coast and Water Program
National Wildlife Federation

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Katherine Romans

Executive Director
Hill Country Alliance

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Kyle Garmany

Water & Agriculture Program Director
The Nature Conservancy

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Marisa Bruno

Water Program Manager
Hill Country Alliance

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Suzanne B. Scott

Texas State Director
The Nature Conservancy

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Cyrus Reed, PhD

Conservation Director
Sierra Club – Lone Star Chapter

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Ryan Smith

Director of Water and Science
The Nature Conservancy

DASHBOARDS

On paper, Texas is home to a robust set of proactive, adaptive protections of freshwater flow levels in river basins and bays and estuaries. In practice, these protections vary greatly between basins and bays.

Dive into our up-to-date, one-of-a-kind dashboard to see the status of flow protections in each major individual basin in Texas.