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The Water Conservation Plans and Drought Contingency Plans revisions are required to be submitted to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality and Texas Water Development Board by May 1, 2019. It is hard to believe the deadline is just two years away! Many entities in Texas transitioned from their drought plans to their conservation plans following heavy rainfall in 2015. Now is a good opportunity to perform a “lessons learned” review from the implementation of drought triggers, drought measures and permanent watering restrictions. It is also a good chance to review your water...

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H2O Counts is an initiative here at FNI to identify, monitor, and disseminate information related to water conservation efforts across the United States. Our Water Resource Planners are continuously looking for ways to conserve water before investing in expensive water supply projects. The H2O Counts article series will include information that is relevant to ongoing and/or future water conservation efforts.

Freese and Nichols recently evaluated the potential impact of year-round once per week watering restrictions on the San Antonio Water System.

Because each...

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A new report details strategies and initiatives Australia adopted to survive its millennium drought and prevent its cities from running out of water, and researchers say these findings may be the key to dealing with our own drought in the states.

“California has made significant progress in advancing water conservation and efficiency to cope with the drought, but this report shows that more can be done,” said Heather Cooley, Director of the Water Program at the Pacific Institute.

Water conservation, planning and management backed by strong community involvement and...

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Freese and Nichols University hosted a Drought and Climate Change Seminar at the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) office on Monday, May 11, repeating the success of last year's Dallas course.

Water Resource Planning Group Manager Tom Gooch, atmospheric scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe and Texas State Climatologist Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon presented again and many of our clients attended, including SAWS, Austin Water Utility, Guadalupe Blanco...

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TagsClimate Change, drought, SAWS, General Land Office, New Braunfels Utilities, Guadalupe Blanco River Authority, Austin Water Utility, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon,

On the heels of one of the worst droughts the southwest has experienced in decades, recent record setting rains have led many municipalities to answer, yes, we now have sufficient supplies to meet customer demands during the summer. Although the short-term water supply outlook is positive, many municipalities recognize the need for a new standard for water efficiency, which takes long-term population growth, increased climate variability and increasing future supply costs into account. As entities begin to implement their day-to-day water conservation plans, here are some water efficiency...

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TagsWater conservation, water efficiency, water supply planning, drought, Rainfall, conservation plans,

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