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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…

outlook + water: September 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Statewide drought conditions have improved considerably over the past month with the amount of the…

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Texas Water Research Network: Improving Connections Between Science & Policy

Water is critical to health and prosperity of the people and environment of Texas. Sustainable management of water resources necessitates forecasts of how water supply and demand may change in…

Figure 2: Drought conditions in Texas according to the U.S. Drought Monitor (as of August 14, 2018) [source].

outlook + water: August 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Drought conditions have worsened over the past month with 59 percent of the state now…

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q&a: Brad Farbstein

Brad Farbstein, Owner & President of Real Ale Brewing Company   In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Brad Farbstein, Owner & President of the Real Ale…

Figure 5. The North American Drought Monitor for June 30, 2018 (source).

outlook + water: July 2018

By Robert Mace, Chief Water Policy Officer at The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment SUMMARY: Drought conditions are slightly improved with the Gulf Coast out of drought and less severe…

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q&a: Tom Kula

Tom Kula, Executive Director & General Manager of the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) With an annual operations and capital budget of more than $500 million, NTMWD provides drinking…

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