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Figure 1a: Tracks of tropical cyclones in the Atlantic in 2018 (source).

outlook + water: December 2018

SUMMARY: Drought is affecting less than 1 percent of the state. This year’s hurricane season affected Portugal more than Texas. The Pacific is warm enough for El Niño, but has…

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talk + water: Lori Olson, Texas Land Trust Council

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Lori Olson, who is the Executive Director of the Texas Land Trust Council. Lori has extensive experience in the field of land conservation and has worked…

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q&a: Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist

Professor, Texas Tech University and CEO, ATMOS Research  In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Professor in the Public Administration program at Texas Tech…

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outlook + water: November 2018

SUMMARY: October was another rain-filled month for much of Texas. Drought is down to affecting only 1 percent of the state. Statewide reservoir storage is close to exceeding the highest…

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q&a: GSD&M Co-Founder Roy Spence

Roy Spence, Chairman and Co-Founder of GSD&M Roy Spence is one of the founders of ad giant GSD&M. Roy has brought in two other Texas based marketing organizations, Harbinger and Harman…

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talk + water: Matt Weiser, Water Deeply

Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, talks with Matt Weiser, who was managing editor at Water Deeply and helped launch the organization in June 2015. Weiser has covered environmental issues in California for 30…

outlook + water: October 2018

SUMMARY: September was the wettest September on record for Texas and the third wettest month on record. Drought is down to affecting 12 percent of the state. Statewide reservoir levels…

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q&a: Congressman Beto O’Rourke

Beto O’Rourke, Congressman & U.S. Senate Candidate In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, invited U.S. Senator Ted Cruz and U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, to share their thoughts on Texas water through…

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Talk + Water: Naveena Sadasivam & Zoë Schlanger

Texas+Water is introducing a new podcast, talk+water. In our first installment Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, discusses the recent nine-part collaboration between the Texas Observer and Quartz titled Shallow Waters with reporters…

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q&a: John Nielsen-Gammon

John Nielsen-Gammon, State Climatologist of Texas In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon, the State Climatologist of Texas. John Nielsen-Gammon is a Regents Professor at…

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