Texas Water Journal publishes commentary on 88th Texas State Legislature

Cover image for Texas Water Journal, Volume 14, Number 1: Santa Elena Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas. (©2022 Rob Doyle, Pluto911 Photography)

The Texas Water Journal has published a new commentary in Volume 14, titled 88th Texas State Legislature: Summaries of Water-Related Legislative Action, by Sarah Kirkle, Leah Martinsson, Sarah Rountree Schlessinger, Alex Ortiz, Perry Fowler, Vanessa Puig-Williams, Todd H. Votteler and Jeremy Mazur.

Sept. 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 2023 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; Environmental Defense Fund; and Texas 2036.

To learn more, read the full article.

The journal — an online, peer-reviewed journal published by the nonprofit the Texas Water Journal, the Texas Water Resources Institute and the Bureau of Economic Geology — 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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