Conservation News

think+water: Water reuse in the Hill Country, Texas water markets, and frack water from the Wilcox – Texas+Water

This month, Dr. Robert E. Mace explores academic publications on the topics of the potential for water reuse in Comal County, the characteristics of water market transactions in Texas, and the impacts of producing groundwater from the Carrizo-Wilcox Aquifer to produce oil from the Eagle Ford Shale.

Source: think+water: Water reuse in the Hill Country, Texas water markets, and frack water from the Wilcox – Texas+Water

Searching for solutions: In New Mexico, researchers seek to make brackish water a viable supply – NM Political Report

Heading through eastern New Mexico, dairy cattle can be seen in farms beside the highway while flashing lights illuminate the wind farms at night. Large sprinklers irrigate the crop circles where, in the spring, the endangered lesser prairie chickens may venture out of the brush onto the fields to dance while keeping a close eye

Source: Searching for solutions: In New Mexico, researchers seek to make brackish water a viable supply – NM Political Report

Local Hill Country leaders talk about innovative water management options | San Marcos Record

With a growing population, increasing demand on water resources, and recurring drought conditions, community leaders from across the Hill Country are thinking hard about how to manage growth while protecting our water supply. That was the focus of the conversation of a recent gathering of the Hill Country Leadership Institute, a program of the Hill Country Alliance.

Source: Local Hill Country leaders talk about innovative water management options | San Marcos Record