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Governor Abbott Appoints Lake And Jackson To Texas Water Development Board

Governor Abbott has appointed Peter Lake of Dallas for a term set to expire on February 1, 2021 and reappointed Kathleen Jackson of Beaumont to the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) for a term set to expire February 1, 2017. The board provides leadership, planning, financial and technical assistance for the responsible development of water for the State of Texas.

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Texas Water Journal – Vol 6, No 1 (2015)

cover_issue_365_en_USThe Texas Water Journal is an online, peer-reviewed journal devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research, and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.

The most current volume can be found here.

New Questions Face San Antonio Water Pipeline

Nearly a year after the San Antonio City Council unanimously approved what could be the most expensive water project in the region’s history, some council members appear to be having doubts.

Dubbed the Vista Ridge Project, the $3 billion-plus venture would pipe in 16 billion gallons of groundwater annually from Burleson County in Central Texas, about 142 miles away. The San Antonio Water System and many of the city’s business leaders say the project is crucial to a secure future, but environmental advocates and other critics hotly dispute that notion, saying the city doesn’t really need the water and that the project is far too costly and financially risky. 

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