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.
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Now accepting nominations for Council membership. Deadline May 31, 2013
Senate Bill 3 and House Bill 4, as passed by the 80th Texas Legislature in 2007, direct the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to appoint a Water Conservation Advisory Council (Council) member to serve as an expert resource in water conservation to state government and the public. To assist the TWDB in selecting the most appropriate individual for Council membership, we request your consideration of providing a nomination for an individual to represent the following eight interest groups whose new terms will expire in August 2019:
- Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board
- Groundwater Conservation Districts
- Irrigation Districts
- Institutional Water Users
- Professional Organization focused on Water Conservation
- Agricultural Groups
- Mining and Recovery of Minerals
- Water Control and Improvement Districts
Only one individual will be selected for each interest group. The member will be selected based on their individual commitment to and expertise in water conservation in addition to their affiliation with the interest group. The Council meets on at least a quarterly basis and at times may meet on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. In addition, Council members will need to devote time to Council activities outside of the meetings.
Please provide your nomination information, including a brief bio on the individual and their contact information to Mr. Comer Tuck by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or via mail at the following:
Mr. Comer Tuck
Texas Water Development Board
P.O. Box 13231
Austin, TX 78711-3231
Please submit your nomination by Friday, May 31, 2013. The selection of the Council member may be considered at the August 2013 TWDB meeting. Thank you in advance for your careful consideration of this very important request.
" 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. The drought of 2011 is setting new records across the State on an almost daily basis. 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: