This list is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of informational water material, but rather to provide guidance toward a variety of resources. Exploring one website often leads to another, so use this as a launching pad for your curiosity. Any inclusion or omission of a particular website does not indicate a preference for or an endorsement of the quality and acceptance of its material. In many cases, sign up is free of charge to access a website’s material or newsletters. Everyday new informational resources related to water appear and we do our best to add to this list as they do.
These sites post water research, reports, blogs, and other great water information.
Alliance for Water Efficiency – a nationwide alliance that promotes the efficient and sustainable use of water.
Ceres – An organization whose mission is to mobilize investor and business leadership to build a thriving, sustainable global economy.
Groundwater Districts – There are almost 100 GCDs in Texas. The Texas Water Development Board has a webpage with links to individual GCD websites. GCDs with good representative websites include:
- Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District
- Cow Creek Groundwater Conservation District
- Edwards Aquifer Authority
- Harris-Galveston Subsidence District
- High Plains Groundwater Conservation District
River Authorities – the larger ones
- Brazos River Authority
- Guadalupe Blanco River Authority
- Lower Colorado River Authority
- Rio Grande Regional Water Authority
- San Antonio River Authority
- San Jacinto River Authority
- Trinity River Authority
Mavens Notebook – a California water resource
Water Related Associations
- American Water Resources Association
- American Water Works Association
- Texas Agricultural Land Trust
- Texas Alliance of Groundwater Districts
- Texas Ground Water Association
- Texas Land Conservancy
- Texas Water Conservation Association
- Texas Rural Water Association
- Water Environment Association of Texas
Sustainable Waters: Solutions in Times of Scarcity – Sustainable Waters provides a global water education service by sharing accurate and up-to-date information about water scarcity, news of water shortages, and information and tools for solving water problems.
- The Goldwater Project – A water conservation project sponsored by TWF to equip regional, area, and local water planners with quantitative results of the effectiveness of their past and potential conservation efforts to meet crucial supply markers set out in the Texas State Water Plan - http://goldwaterproject.com/
These institutions support water science and policy research and have water-related websites.
- Texas Hill Country Water Resources 2013 Guide – an extensive listing of organizations in the Texas Hill Country
University of Texas Jackson School of Geosciences – The school includes the University’s Department of Geological Sciences, one of the country’s oldest geoscience departments, and two world-renowned research units, the Institute for Geophysics and the Bureau of Economic Geology.
University of Texas Law School Energy Center – Research papers on Water Law
The University of Arizona has number of divisions that address water issues. Here is a link to one.
Local, State, & Federal Entities
These entities are involved in water resource management, regulation, distribution, and research.
Texas Legislature Legislative Reference Library: Water Resources Research Guide. Prepared by Nancy Watson. February 2014
Texas General Land Office – has some authorities over water quality
- Water Data for Texas – Displays historical and real-time groundwater and surface water data
- Also check out this section on water quality
U.S. Geological Survey – The USGS has good informational material and data