For Texas’ water sector, 2022 was a rough year. Stories about failing infrastructure, drought and even floods captured state headlines. Many of these stories were grim and endured by millions across the state.

Texans had to live without or boil their water, flee rising floodwaters, watch their livelihoods wither and die, or escape searing wildfires. Each of these crises came at the cost of community and economic vitality and, in some terrible instances, human life.

Read more from Jeremy B. Mazur with Texas 2036 here.