Texas Water Resources

Updates by Mary Ellen Summerlin (Hill Country) Water Issue Chair

LWV-TX Position

2017 Action Paper - Protect Water Quality In Edwards Aquifer





  • Alliance for a Clean Texas (ACT) is a Texas coalition, where environmental, public interest, consumer-rights and faith groups have joined forces to work for clean, healthy communities.
  • Environmental Defense Fund's mission is to preserve the natural systems on which all life depends. Guided by science and economics, we find practical and lasting solutions to the most serious environmental problems.
  • Environment Texas a citizen-based environmental advocacy project of Environment America. We believe there's something special about Texas -- something worth protecting and preserving for future generations.
  • Sierra Club Texas The oldest grassroots environmental organization in Texas. We believe our open spaces, clean water, and natural resources should be protected so that current and future generations may enjoy them.
  • Texas Tribune Reservoir Levels Interactive Map  Using data collected from the Texas Water Development Board's Water Data for Texas site, we have built a map that visualizes the current state of Texas' reservoirs. The map auto-updates daily with new data.


  • The Texas Tribune; Trib + Water is a newsletter published every two weeks by The Texas Tribune and the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Curated by longtime journalist Carol Flake and edited by Tribune Newsletters Editor John Reynolds, Trib+Water includes the top news, events, research, data and other features on water issues in Texas, as well as relevant issues across the region and nation.

Acronyms: What Does That Mean?

  • TWDB =- Texas Water Development Board
  • GCD = groundwater conservation district
  • GMA = groundwater management area
  • GAM = groundwater availability model
  • RPG = regional planning group
  • MUD = municipal water district
  • TCEQ = Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • SWIFT= State Water Implementation Fund for Texas