Oil & Gas: Lessons point to future of water, following Harvey

The importance of the oil and gas industry to this state cannot be understated.

Notably, the oil and gas sector has employed countless Texans, preserved rural communities and provided billions of dollars in severance taxes to the state’s savings account. However, its importance, as with all of the other priorities the state grapples with, is paralleled by or subordinate to water. Regardless of industry, economic or societal status, or religious or political affiliation: water is the universal resource to sustain life.