As the population of Texas increases and requires a more abundant water supply, big decisions loom regarding new water sources, growing volumes of wastewater effluent, and the impacts on our land, environment, and other species in which we coexist.

A new way of thinking is taking root since traditional approaches to water management are generally viewed as deficient in the face of current water-related challenges. It promises a more viable, alternative approach. One Water is not an entirely new concept, but it offers an instructive framework, nonetheless, for reimagining our relationship with water.

Read more from Dr. Tim Loftus, Chief Conservation Officer of The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment from The Mitchell Foundation here.