The entity that regulates groundwater usage in Montgomery County adopted new rules that went into effect in September, and it will set a desired future condition, or DFC, for the local aquifer system in May.
If approved, Texas would be the third state to run or partially run its own permitting program for coal ash management, part of the Trump Administration’s efforts to give states more leeway on environmental enforcement.
A recent EPA decision will allow Texas to regulate water discharges from oil drilling operations. Some lawmakers see a future water supply for the state in the decision, while environmental groups — …
Last fall, Mexico reached a deal with our nation to pay its “water debt”. However, Texas farmers are still waiting to see it; the situation may lead to an even bigger foreign affairs problem.
Texas is close to finalizing a years-long effort to wrangle control of coal ash pollution from the EPA, a move that could, for a time, keep coal companies insulated from tougher rules expected from t…
San Antonio is on track to end the year with 12 inches less precipitation than normal, with dry conditions to persist into spring.
The Texas Water Journal invited Texas state Senator Charles Perry, Chair of the Senate Committee on Water and Rural Affairs, to share his thoughts on the role of water in the coming 87th legislative session of the Texas Legislature. In the upcoming legislative session, Senator Perry said Texas will be navigating the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, the road to recovery and continuing water supply development. In the commentary, Senator Perry addresses how leveraging technology, public-private partnerships, and regulations will encourage the creation of new water sources while also expanding existing strategies. The opinion expressed in this commentary is the opinion of the individual author and not the opinion of the Texas Water Journal or the Texas Water Resources Institute.
U.S. SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN TEXAS V. NEW MEXICOIn August 2020, we outlined four notable interstate water rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court that are likely to chan
On December 14, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Texas v. New Mexico, holding that New Mexico was entitled to delivery credit under the Pecos River Compact for water stored at the request of