Conservation Matters May 2014

The Texas Land, Water and Wildlife Connection

New txH2O examines groundwater in Texas

New <em>txH<sub>2</sub>O</em> examines groundwater in Texas

Did you know groundwater is the largest source of water in Texas, comprising almost 60 percent of water use in the state? Did you also know that storing water supplies underground is becoming an important tool for helping Texans meet future water demands?

You can learn about these groundwater issues in Texas and more in the Summer issue of txH2O. Stories look at popular topics such as desalinating brackish groundwater and aquifer storage and recovery, both of which will provide additional drinking water sources for thirsty communities in the future. Other articles examine innovative programs for preserving groundwater, including the Edwards Aquifer Habitat Conservation Plan and its Regional Water Conservation Program, and San Antonio’s Edwards Aquifer Protection Program and Austin’s Water Quality Protection Lands Program. The Texas Well Owner Network is also highlighted in a story about maintaining groundwater quality.

The new issue is available online at twri.tamu.edu/txh2o. Print subscribers will receive their copies soon, and free subscriptions to the digital version of the magazine are available at twri.tamu.edu/publications/subscribe.

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