Water in Texas: An Introduction

Paperback | August 1, 2008

byAndrew Sansom

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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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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 a...

ANDREW SANSOM is Executive Director of the River Systems Institute at Texas State University-San Marcos. One of Texas's leading conservationists, he is a former executive director of both the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and the Texas Nature Conservancy, as well as the founder of the Parks and Wildlife Foundation of Texas.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8 × 4 × 1 inPublished:August 1, 2008Publisher:University Of Texas PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0292718098

ISBN - 13:9780292718098

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AcknowledgmentsForeword by Denise TrauthChapter 1. Introduction: Living with a Limited ResourceChapter 2. The Molecule That Moves MountainsChapter 3. A Texas Water JourneyChapter 4. The Gulf Shores of TexasChapter 5. Who's Who in WaterChapter 6. Texas Water Law: A Blend of Two CulturesChapter 7. Does Texas Have Enough Water?Chapter 8. Planning for the FutureChapter 9. What's in Your Water?Chapter 10. How Much Is Water Worth?Chapter 11. Water Is Our LegacyAppendixBibliographyIndex