The Texas Water Journal published the first paper for the Volume 11, Number 1, 2020 issue: a policy review titled “State Legislature, Voters Move to Eighty-Six Texas’s Flooding Challenges,” by Matthew D. Berg.
The paper focuses on Texas's 86th legislative session with a focus on addressing Texans’ experience with flooding. According to the abstract, 240 of the total bills introduced address issues with a clear connection to flooding and include solutions for Hurricane Harvey and long-term issues. Of these, 67 (28%) went on to become legislation, but Berg said significant questions remain regarding the implementation of these bills.
The journal, an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the nonprofit The Texas Water Journal and the Texas Water Resources Institute, publishes papers as they are complete. It is devoted to the timely consideration of Texas water resources management, research and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective that integrates science, engineering, law, planning and other disciplines. It also provides updates on key state legislation and policy changes by Texas administrative agencies.
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