A Statewide Stewardship to Save Texas Water
Water Conservation is a mission and responsibility shared by many in the State of Texas. It is an interest and commitment shared between planners, managers, consumers landowners, businesses and the citizens of Texas.
Texas is no stranger to drought. The Texas Water Development Board monitors conditions and provides assistance in times of drought as well as providing links to learn more about current conditions in Texas. See TWDB's Drought Resource page for additional information.
" The historic drought of the 1950s was truly one of the most significant wake up calls for Texans throughout the State. As a result, Texas has developed a very rich and successful history of planning to help ensure that there are reliable water supplies during the inevitable repeat of the drought of record. To date, 2013 is continuing to keep much of Texas in drought and with limited water supplies. A critical way we can meet current needs during these drought conditions is through effective water conservation. The state's 2011 Regional Water Plans identify that 23% of the statewide current and future water supply needs will be met through the implementation of water conservation strategies. The Water Conservation Advisory Council is working diligently to identify new and more efficient water conservation strategies so that the catastrophic impacts of the drought of the 1950’s are not repeated." Presiding Chair C.E. Williams
Texas Water Development Board on Drought: