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The Texas Hill Country and the looming water crisis
This report examines the cultural and economic growth of the Texas Hill Country resulting from the construction of the Highland Lake chain. It compares the current political and social climate of the region with the ...
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 ...
An analysis of regional drought management plans in Texas
Water scarcity can be defined as a lack of enough water, or not having access to safe water supplies (Liu, Gosling and Yang). Due to population growth and shifts in rainfall over the coming decades, management of water ...
Achieving the minimum 20 percent conservation and reuse mandate in the SWIFT process in Texas
In November 2013, the citizens of Texas approved a new water infrastructure-financing plan called the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT). SWIFT funds will provide low-cost loans for water projects included ...
Residential water conservation in Austin, Texas
This study explores the social, technological economic, and environmental development of single-family residential water conservation programs at the Austin Water Utility and asks: What makes a conservation program ...
An inconvenient thirst : a look at the 2008-2009 Texas drought
The 2008-2009 Texas drought rivals the 1950s drought, known as the “drought of record,” as one of the state’s worst droughts in recent memory. Prolonged periods of little to no precipitation combined with high temperatures ...