One Water in Texas

With deeper droughts and stronger floods threatening cities across the state, Texas Living Waters is helping communities integrate their water planning and management in a holistic, equitable manner that cares for the long-term water needs of communities and ecosystems.

Our integrative approach, popularly known as One Water, draws on a national movement led by our friends and partners at the US Water Alliance. We are working closely with the Alliance to facilitate the spread of One Water approaches across Texas. We played a central role in the development of Austin’s Water Forward plan, a 100-year water plan that draws on core One Water principles. We are now working with Houston and communities across the Hill Country to help further spread integrative approaches and provide assistance in ensuring One Water plans are deployed in an equitable manner that puts communities first, yields multiple benefits, and delivers water for both people and the environment.




Jennifer Walker headshot

Jennifer Walker

Director, Texas Coast and Water Program
National Wildlife Federation


Marisa Bruno

Water Program Manager
Hill Country Alliance


Katherine Romans

Executive Director
Hill Country Alliance