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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Texas Rainmaker Award Ceremony

We have exciting news to share with you! This year the Texas Water Foundation would like to honor Representative Lyle Larson with our “Texas Rainmaker Award.”

Representative Lyle Larson has served in the Texas Legislature since 2011 and has from the beginning taken on a strong interest in water issues across the State of Texas.

Representative Larson in the only representative in our recent time to travel the state and visit almost all groundwater districts and river authorities.

For more information on Tickets and Sponsorships, please contact Carole Baker at or (512) 994-7260.

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2018

6:30PM Reception

7:30PM Dinner


Bob Bullock Texas State History Museum

1800 N. Congress Avenue

Austin, TX 78701


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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