Dr. Robert Mace to Receive Texas Rainmaker Award

Austin, TX. – Texas Water Foundation is honored to announce the 6th recipient of the Texas Rainmaker Award – Dr. Robert Mace. The Award is given to leaders who have made exceptional contributions and long-lasting impact to promote sustainable water policies in Texas.

On May 7, 2019, Dr. Mace’s achievements will be celebrated at a reception and dinner at the Bob Bullock Museum. The event begins with a reception at 6:30pm followed by dinner and an award ceremony at 7:30pm.

To book your table and/or sponsor the event please email Sarah Schlessinger at sarah@texaswater.org. Download the sponsorship packet here.

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Texas Water Day at the Capitol Was a Success!

Austin, TX. – Over a 100 people attended Texas Water Day at the Capitol. We were extremely pleased to have a diversity of professionals interested in learning more about water in Texas. The symposium brought over 13 speakers who have expertise on various water […]

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Texas Water Foundation Announces New Executive Director SARAH SCHLESSSINGER

Austin— The Texas Water Foundation announced Sarah Schlessinger as the new executive director of the nonprofit devoted to safeguarding Texas’ water resources through strategic partnerships, education and outreach, and research.

Sarah, previously served as the Executive Director of the Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts. In this role she worked […]

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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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2018 Film Contest Winners:

First Place -The Princess & the Poo (Kylie Tibbs)

Second Place

McKinney Falls (Daniela Lewkowicz)

Third Place

Dove Springs (Cordelaine Kline)

Honorable Mention

Water Worth (Sofia Martinez)

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.

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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) 663-6634 or email Sarah Schlessigner at sarah@texaswater.org

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