The Texas Water Journal has published two new papers in Volume 12: an article titled Storage and Regulation of River Flows by Dams and Reservoirs by Ralph A. Wurbs and a commentary titled Fresh, Clean Water for Texans Now and for Generations to Come by Tracy O. King, a Texas state representative and chairman of the Texas House of Representative Committee on Natural Resources.
According to the abstract for Wurbs’ article, water management in Texas is driven by dramatic spatial and temporal hydrologic variability, continual rapid population growth, declining groundwater supplies and intensifying demands on surface water resources. The central focus of the article is the role of large reservoirs in managing hydrologic variability and associated future uncertainty in an environment of growing demands on limited resources.
In the commentary, Chairman King addresses how the Texas House Natural Resources Committee is committed to fair, decisive action and using the best tools, the smartest experts, and the latest technologies to protect what we have now and provide for the future.
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 completed. 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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