Category Archives: Surface water

Texas challenging Mexico to fulfill water treaty obligations

  Image credit: Tracy Greer Listen to the brief radio segment (4:28) below from The Take Away with John Hockenberry to learn more about water issues on both sides of the border. While drought is an enduring and pressing issue … Continue reading

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Can social media save Texas? #txdrought

Texas lakes, rivers and aquifers have become ghosts of their former selves. Lake Meredith in Amarillo has fallen to 0% capacity and many other lakes are dangerously low. In hopes of addressing the drought crisis, Texans will vote in November … Continue reading

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Supreme Court denies Texas claim to Oklahoma water

Texas policymakers emphasizing additional water resources over conservation On Thursday, June 11, 2013 the United States Supreme Court denied Texas’s claim to a stretch of the Red River, which extends into Oklahoma territory. This decision was the end of Tarrant … Continue reading

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Gulf Coast Restoration Plan available for public comment

Photo Credit: Kris Krug via Compfight cc In the wake of the Deepwater Horizon well blowout and oil spill of 2010, the Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Council was established by the Resources and Ecosystem Sustainability, Tourism, Opportunities Revived Economies (RESTORE … Continue reading

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Funding slashed for FEMA Hazard Mapping and Risk Analysis Program

Last August, we informed you that President Obama signed into law the Flood Insurance Reform Act, which introduced changes to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The legislation was implemented to improve efficiency of the program while equipping FEMA with … Continue reading

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Billboard technology in Peru provides clean water from atmospheric humidity

  It is amazing to see what a little ingenuity can do when combined with emerging technologies and creative minds. In this week’s post, I’d like to share a video that might make your mouth water. Many people in developed … Continue reading

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83rd Texas Legislature: Pending bills would regulate water use in fracking operations

  We all need water to survive, and so does the Texas economy. As the population grows alongside the booming oil and gas industry, water issues have come to the forefront to stay. The process of hydraulic fracturing, which is … Continue reading

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Texas Water Day at the State Capitol

  At the State Capitol on Thursday, The Texas Water Foundation held Texas Water Day. The Texas Water Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to raise awareness of the state’s water resource issues and the importance of protection, conservation, … Continue reading

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Unprecedented water shortage in Wichita Falls, Texas

  The Texas Tribune published an article this week on extreme water shortages in Wichita Falls, Texas. Last month lake levels dropped significantly, prompting Stage 3 water restrictions, and the city is expected to implement Stage 4 restrictions by the … Continue reading

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