Water Policy in Texas

This multidimensional, interdisciplinary book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers of Texas water policy, as well as for water managers worldwide, particularly those working within contexts of water scarcity.

Water Policy in Texas

As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current water policy challenges, telling a comprehensive story of water in Texas and identifying opportunities for improving future governance. Experts from broad disciplinary perspectives describe and analyze the various Texas water law and management agencies, the practices of water marketing in Texas, the unique cases of the Edwards and Ogallala aquifers, the extensive history of formalized water sharing with neighboring states and Mexico, and the opportunities for harnessing new technologies for meeting environmental and estuary goals. This multidimensional, interdisciplinary book will be a valuable resource for water managers worldwide, particularly those working within contexts of water scarcity.

Water Policy in Texas

First Published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Water Policy in Texas

As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about water policy in Texas, and identifying opportunities for improving future governance. Texas in the U.S. state that has experimented most thoroughly with water markets. In Water Policy in Texas, experts from broad disciplinary perspectives describe and analyze Texas water laws and management agencies, and the practices of water marketing and rate making in Texas. They explore the unique cases of the Edwards and Ogallala aquifers, the science and policy of environmental water stewardship, the extensive history of formalized water sharing with neighboring states and Mexico, and the opportunities for harnessing new technologies that might aid in addressing scarcity. This multidimensional, interdisciplinary book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers of Texas water policy, as well as for water managers worldwide, particulary those working within contexts of water scarcity.

Water Policy in Texas

droughtlike conditions and other climate-related variability in water supplies present a strong potential for ... As part of the RFF Press Water Policy series, this volume, Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity, ...

Water Policy in Texas

As a water-scarce state with deep cultural attachments to private property rights, Texas has taken a unique evolutionary path with regard to water management. This new resource surveys past and current challenges for managing both groundwater and surface water, telling a comprehensive story about water policy in Texas, and identifying opportunities for improving future governance. Texas is the U.S. state that has experimented most thoroughly with water markets. In Water Policy in Texas, experts from broad disciplinary perspectives describe and analyze Texas water laws and management agencies, and the practices of water marketing and rate making in Texas. They explore the unique cases of the Edwards and Ogallala aquifers, the science and policy of environmental water stewardship, the extensive history of formalized water sharing with neighboring states and Mexico, and the opportunities for harnessing new technologies that might aid in addressing scarcity. This multidimensional, interdisciplinary book will be a valuable resource for students and researchers of Texas water policy, as well as for water managers worldwide, particularly those working within contexts of water scarcity.

Water Resource Economics second edition

Benchmarking in water project analysis. Water Resources Research 44:W11418. doi:10.1029/2008WR006868. Griffin, Ronald C. 2011. Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity. Washington, DC: RFF Press.

Water Resource Economics  second edition

Updated edition of a comprehensive introduction to the economics of water management, with self-contained treatment of all necessary economic concepts. Economics brings powerful insights to water management, but most water professionals receive limited training in it. The second edition of this text offers a comprehensive development of water resource economics that is accessible to engineers and natural scientists as well as to economists. The goal is to build a practical platform for understanding and performing economic analysis using both theoretical and empirical tools. Familiarity with microeconomics or natural resource economics is helpful, but all the economics needed is presented and developed progressively in the text. The book focuses on the scarcity of water quantity (rather than on water quality). The author presents the economic theory of resource allocation, recognizing the peculiarities imposed by water, and then goes on to treat a range of subjects including conservation, groundwater depletion, water law, policy analysis, cost–benefit analysis, water marketing, privatization, and demand and supply estimation. Added features of this updated edition include a new chapter on water scarcity risk (with climate change and necessary risk tools introduced progressively) and new risk-attentive material elsewhere in the text; sharper treatment of block rates and pricing doctrine; expanded attention to contemporary literature and issues; and new appendixes on input–output analysis, water footprinting and virtual water, and cost allocation. Each chapter ends with a summary and exercises.

Heads above Water

7. Water Rights Adjudication Act, Tex. Water Code §§ 11.301–41. 8. See Ronald Kaiser, “Texas water law and organizations,” in Water policy in Texas: Responding to the rise of scarcity, ed. Ronald C. Griffin (Washington, D.C.: RFF Press, ...

Heads above Water

Since the 1950s, competing interests for use of Edwards Aquifer resources—the primary source of water for more than two million people in south central Texas—were at war. They had tried many times to resolve their differences about how to conserve, allocate, and use the water, but had always failed. Finally, under the patient leadership of Robert Gulley, thirty-nine diverse stakeholders reached a consensus on the use of the Edwards Aquifer that balanced the needs of south central Texas for water with the needs of eight species protected by the Endangered Species Act, culminating a half century of rancor and legal wrangling. In this book, Gulley tells the inside story of the Edwards Aquifer Recovery Implementation Program (EARIP), a federally sponsored process put in place by the Texas legislature. How such a large and fractious group came together to resolve one of the nation’s most intractable and longstanding water problems serves as a case study in consensus building. That consensus brought certainty to the region regarding the use of the aquifer while creating an unlikely but lasting partnership for conservation. To learn more about The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, sponsors of this book's series, please click here.

Climate Energy and Water

Beijing: National Reform & Development Commission, Government of China. Griffin, R. C., ed. (2011). Water Policy in Texas: Responding to the Rise of Scarcity. Washington, DC: RFF Press. Grubert E. A., Beach, F. C. and Webber, ...

Climate  Energy and Water

A comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the climate-energy-water nexus for advanced students, researchers and policymakers in environmental policy and science.

Hydrological Changes and Estuarine Dynamics

In: Griffin RC (ed) Water policy in Texas: responding to the rise of scarcity. The RFF Press, Washington, pp 107–127 Montague CL, Ley JA (1993) A possible effect of salinity fluctuation on abundance of benthic vegetation and associated ...

Hydrological Changes and Estuarine Dynamics

Water development projects have altered the environmental flow landscapes where dams and diversions have been built, and this could have effects on coastal resources, particularly in estuaries. Water is an important human resource and water needs grow as populations grow. However, freshwater inflow to the coast is fundamental to the functioning of estuaries. Can we have stable, secure, and sufficient water resources for people and still protect estuarine health? Estuaries are the most productive environments on Earth, and this is in part due to freshwater inflow, which dilutes marine water, and transports nutrients and sediments to the coast. Estuaries are characterized by salinity and nutrient gradients, which are important in regulating many biological processes. As water is diverted for human consumption, it is common for many environmental problems to appear. While many countries have water quality programs, few are dealing with water quantity alterations. The first step is to define marine resources to protect, and the water quality conditions those resources need to thrive. The second step is to determine the flow regimes needed to maintain the desired water quality conditions. Finally, many regions are using adaptive management programs to manage freshwater resources. These programs set goals to protect ecosystem resources, identify indicators, and monitor the indicators over time to ensure that the goals are appropriate and resources are protected. Case studies demonstrate that monitoring and research can determine the ecological and socio-economical impacts of altered freshwater inflows, and stakeholders and managers can make well-informed decisions to manage freshwater inflows to local coasts wisely. ​

RFF Annual Report

80-875 , April University Press , College Station , 1979 . 1980 . " Western Water Resources : The Coming Problem and Review of Saudi Arabia 2000 : A Strategy for Growth Policy Alternatives , " in Western Water Resources , by J. P. ...

RFF Annual Report


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