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Following the close of the legislative session, a few less widely publicized bills are poised to make significant changes to Texas’ State and Regional Water Planning Process.

The planning process was first established by the legislature in 1997 with Senate Bill 1 (SB1). To implement SB1, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) divided the state into 16...

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H2O Counts is an Freese and Nichols initiative to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts within Texas and other states. As Water Resource Planners, we are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts blog posts will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

As you may be aware, the Texas legislative session is currently underway. The House bills are expected to pass House by May 12, 2017 and the Senate bills are...

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The historic 84th Legislative session, operating with a new Governor for the first time in 14 years and a new Lieutenant Governor for the first time in 12 years, has been called a “Groundwater Session.” The reality is that many more changes came from the session than just laws related to groundwater. 

It is important that elected officials, government and private practice engineers, planners, constructors, and other folks doing business for or with state or local governments to understand these new statutes and to seek sound legal and technical advice concerning compliance with the...

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The Texas Legislature is back in session!  You can find updates on proposed infrastructure bills and other legislative activity on a variety of websites, including:

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The Texas Legislature is back in session!  You can find updates on proposed infrastructure bills and other legislative activity on a variety of websites, including:

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