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Recovery of contaminated urban land through municipal setting designations in Texas
Bound by environmental regulations, many potential developers shy away from brownfield projects because of the high cleanup costs associated with remediating contaminated groundwater. These circumstances create tension ...
When the well runs dry : groundwater management in Texas
Managing and protecting our water resources is one of the most pressing long-term issues facing Texas. In addition to population growth, Texas' vulnerability to drought makes long-term water planning both challenging and ...
The water generation gap
For thousands of years freshwater springs provided the foundations of human settlement in Texas, from Native Americans to Spanish missionaries to German immigrants. However, over the last generation in Texas – and across ...
Contemporary policy issues in the State of Texas : a series of policy analyses
This report is a combination of individual policy analyses on food deserts, groundwater management, teenage pregnancy, and transportation capacity in the State of Texas. Additionally, an analysis on the gender pay gap ...
A new phase in water resource allocation : the case for groundwater markets in Texas
This report explores the application of a market framework to allocating water resources, with a specific focus on groundwater resources in Texas. Water markets have been touted by economists as an efficient and effective ...
Low pH waters in the vicinity of Oak Hill Mine : a statistical evaluation of water quality
Lignite (brown coal) mine-mouth power plants supply a significance portion of electricity generated annually in Texas. Most lignite is produced from the Wilcox Group at surface mines located near a power plant. At the ...