Recently, the Texas Water Infrastructure Network (TXWIN) decided to assess current and future water infrastructure conditions and issues facing Texas utilities. TXWIN enlisted the assistance of Water Opinions (wateropinions.org) to develop the Texas Water Capital Needs Survey (2020).
This month we explore academic publications on the topics of the Texas-New Mexico water war, the potential for greater solar development in West Texas, the development of interploid hybrids to enhance the water efficiency of St. Augustinegrass and a look at how water issues could constrain oil and gas production in the United States.
In this issue’s Q&A, Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief, Dr. Todd Votteler, interviews Rex Isom, Executive Director of the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board.
The amount of the state under drought conditions increased from about 25 percent four weeks ago to about 36 percent. Despite drought conditions, statewide reservoir storage is normal for this time of year. Tropical Storm Hanna should improve drought conditions in Central and South-Central Texas
Texas+Water Editor-in-Chief Dr. Todd Votteler talks with Joshua Newton, an independent consultant and expert in global water political processes, governance and stakeholder engagement.