Leading Texas into a Sustainable Water Future

Prepared for the Texas Water Foundation by Redstone

Water is the lifeblood of Texas’ flourishing population, thriving economy, and rich array of wild landscapes. However, this precious natural resource is becoming scarce and less predictable. It is up to today’s Texans to ensure the state has a sustainable water future where Texas’s people, economy, and ecosystems have access to the clean water they need.

This strategic plan sets a course for the Texas Water Foundation to realize this vision at a grander, more holistic scale than it has before.

The plan identifies the Foundation’s robust existing strengths; lays out why those strengths are crucial to a future of widely available, clean, well-managed water; and applies them to the most important issues facing Texas.

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Impact of Water Efficiency Program Expenditure On the Texas Economy

Water runs through the Texas economy as its rivers run through the land.

If you read the economic projections from the Dallas Fed or the Annual Economic Outlook from Texas A&M, the focus will be on the energy sector rebound from low oil prices, and manufacturing jobs, and housing starts.

But water is behind all of those jobs — whether for oil exploration and production, steam electric generation or cooling for manufacturing, or the growing appetite for water in new homes and neighborhoods. And how much water Texas has — and will continue to have — shapes our economic growth.

This report, however, is not about the importance of maintaining Texas’ water for Texas’ businesses. It is about the very real business of maintaining Texas’ water.

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THANK YOU TO OUR 2017 WATER, TEXAS FILM CONTEST SPONSORS

2017 Film Contest Winners:

First Place – Selah: Water from Stone (Ben Masters & Skip Hobbie)

Second Place

Marcos: The Endangered Salamander (Abby Stoffel)

Third Place

Third Place – Groundwater (Alicia Eastes)

Honorable Mention

Sharpshooter (Carter Smith)

Honorable Mention

Way to the Water (Julia Allen)

A Special Tribute to Carole Baker

Texas Statewide Water Conservation Survey

The Texas Water Foundation is a non-profit organization established for the purpose of generating a heightened public awareness among all Texans regarding the vital role water plays in our daily lives. Water impacts key elements of the quality of life Texans enjoy, from human health and economic growth to our natural environment.

Or mail your check to:

Texas Water Foundation
PO Box 13252
Austin, TX 78711- 3252

Texas Water Foundation
P.O. Box 13252
Austin, Texas 78711-3252

Have ideas about how we might work together? Please call (512) 994-7260 or click here to email Carole Baker

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