No natural resource issue has greater significance for the future of Texas than water. The state's demand for water for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses continues to grow exponentially, while the supply from rivers, lakes, aquifers, and reservoirs is limited. To help Texans manage their water resources today and plan for future needs, one of Texas's top water experts has compiled this authoritative overview of water issues in Texas.
Water in Texas covers all the major themes in water management and conservation:
- Living with a Limited Resource
- The Molecule that Moves Mountains
- A Texas Water Journey
- The Gulf Shores of Texas
- Who's Who in Water
- Texas Water Law: A Blend of Two Cultures
- Does Texas Have Enough Water?
- Planning for the Future
- What's in Your Water?
- How Much is Water Worth?
- Water is Our Legacy
Illustrated with color photographs and maps, Water in Texas will be the essential resource for landowners, citizen activists, policymakers, and city planners.
About the Author
ANDREW SANSOM is Executive Director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University-San Marcos. One of Texas's leading conservationists, he is a former executive director of both the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Nature Conservancy, as well as the founder of the Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by Denise Trauth
- Chapter 1. Introduction: Living with a Limited Resource
- Chapter 2. The Molecule That Moves Mountains
- Chapter 3. A Texas Water Journey
- Chapter 4. The Gulf Shores of Texas
- Chapter 5. Who's Who in Water
- Chapter 6. Texas Water Law: A Blend of Two Cultures
- Chapter 7. Does Texas Have Enough Water?
- Chapter 8. Planning for the Future
- Chapter 9. What's in Your Water?
- Chapter 10. How Much Is Water Worth?
- Chapter 11. Water Is Our Legacy