Water in Texas: An Introduction

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University of Texas Press, Aug 1, 2008 - Nature - 319 pages
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No natural resource issue has greater significance for the future of Texas than water. The state's demand for water for municipal, industrial, agricultural, and recreational uses continues to grow exponentially, while the supply from rivers, lakes, aquifers, and reservoirs is limited. To help Texans manage their water resources today and plan for future needs, one of Texas's top water experts has compiled this authoritative overview of water issues in Texas.

Water in Texas covers all the major themes in water management and conservation:

  • Living with a Limited Resource
  • The Molecule that Moves Mountains
  • A Texas Water Journey
  • The Gulf Shores of Texas
  • Who's Who in Water
  • Texas Water Law: A Blend of Two Cultures
  • Does Texas Have Enough Water?
  • Planning for the Future
  • What's in Your Water?
  • How Much is Water Worth?
  • Water is Our Legacy

Illustrated with color photographs and maps, Water in Texas will be the essential resource for landowners, citizen activists, policymakers, and city planners.

  

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Contents

Living with a Limited Resource
1
2 The Molecule That Moves Mountains
11
3 A Texas Water Journey
35
4 The Gulf Shores of Texas
107
5 Whos Who in Water
151
A Blend of Two Cultures
173
7 Does Texas Have Enough Water?
187
8 Planning for the Future
203
9 Whats in Your Water?
227
10 How Much Is Water Worth?
247
11 Water is Our Legacy
271
Appendix Contact Information for Texas Water Entitites
281
Bibliography
289
Index
301
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About the author (2008)

Andrew Sansom is Executive Director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University-San Marcos.

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