The rules are a big deal. They’ll help decide how billions of dollars are spent, or misspent, in the coming decades to help Texas meet its growing demand for water. If we get them right, they can help guide state and regional water officials to craft a more balanced water future that sustainably meets communities’ water needs while taking care to protect our natural resources, including our rivers, bays and aquifers, and the wildlife, recreationalists and businesses which depend on them. More from SA Express-News.