Private Water Law

Category: Texas


The State Water Implementation Fund for Texas

Effective September 1, 2013, the Texas Legislature adopted rules governing the State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT) pursuant to House Bill 4 (Ritter). Creation and funding of SWIFT requires constitutional amendment through Proposition 6, which will be submitted to…

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The New Texas Water Development Board

In its 83rd Session, the Texas Legislature reorganized the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) via House Bill 4 (Ritter). The primary changes were to reduce the number of board members from six to three and to make those memberships into…

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US Supreme Court to Review Texas-Oklahoma Red River Water Dispute

In October 2011, I wrote in American Water Intelligence about the decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit in Tarrant Regional Water District v. Hermann. Last week the US Supreme Court granted certiorari¬†and will hear the…

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Texas Water Symposium on November 9, 2012

Below is an announcement for an upcoming symposium on Texas water law and resources. I will be unable to attend due to prior commitments, but it looks like a solid program.

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The Failed LCRA-SAWS Water Transfer Project and Protection of Commercial Investments

The City of San Antonio has been one of the fastest growing urban areas in the United States for over a decade, and providing water security for the city has required the development of new water supplies. The San Antonio…

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