The Texas Water Journal has published a new commentary in Volume 12, titled 87th Texas State Legislature: Summaries of Water-Related Legislative Action, by Sarah Kirkle, Leah Martinsson, Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Ken Kramer, Ph.D., Alex Ortiz, Perry Fowler, Jeff Chapman, Trent Hightower and Kyle Frazier.
September 1 of every odd-numbered year is the date when most new legislation from the most recent session of the Texas Legislature typically goes into effect. According to the abstract, the Texas Water Journal invited seven organizations that work closely with the Texas Legislature to provide their take on the changes to Texas water policy and law that were made during the 2021 session.
The seven organizations include: Texas Water Conservation Association; Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts; Texas Water Foundation; Sierra Club, Lone Star Chapter; Texas Water Infrastructure Network; Texas Rural Water Association; and Texas Desalination Association.
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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