Although Texas has a solid foundation for managing groundwater, this foundation is cracking under the combined pressures of increasing demand and decreasing supply.
These pressures are pitting rural areas against urban areas and landowners against each other, with groundwater conservation districts caught in the middle.
To overcome these challenges and ensure resilient water supplies, Texas leaders must improve the state’s framework for managing groundwater. That means finding common ground among diverse stakeholders on how to best sustain supplies.
Read more from Vanessa Puig-Wiliams with the Environmental Defense Fund here.