Research Articles

August 14, 2012

Study Eyes Economic Impact of Lake Conroe's Lowering Levels

Though ranked as one of the fastest growing counties in the nation for the last two decades, groundwater-dependent Montgomery County, Texas is confronted with a looming water crisis that threatens its future growth, according to a recent study by urban planners at Texas A&M University. http://one.arch.tamu.edu/news/2012/8/14/lakeconroe-study/?utm_source=tamutimes&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2012-08-17

July 30, 2012

In Wake of Texas Drought, Water and Politics Mix

Officials are seeing political benefit in talking about water conservation and the water supply, though not nearly enough money is funneled to state-sponsored water conservation strategies. As water has become important to politicians, water conservation itself has become political. http://www.statesman.com/news/texas-politics/in-wake-of-texas-drought-water-and-politics-2424497.html

July 28, 2012

In Dallas Area, High Water Use Can Be Tied to Affluence

Research in the Dallas metroplex has indicated that water use in affluent suburbs is nearly three times that of their urban neighbors within Dallas city limits. The biggest drain is water for landscaping, but some are willing to pay the price. http://www.dallasnews.com/news/community-news/dallas/headlines/20120728-in-dallas-area-high-water-use-can-be-tied-to-affluence.ece

July 26, 2012 -

Finch Named Director of A&M's Water Conservation Technology Center

Dr. Calvin Finch has been named the director of a new Texas A&M University System center that is developing projects focused on high priority water issues in Texas. http://today.agrilife.org/2012/06/26/finch-named-director-of-ams-water-conservation-and-technology-center/

June 21, 2012

As Edwards Aquifer Drops, San Antonio Faces Severe Water Restrictions

Water levels are falling rapidly in the Edwards Aquifer in San Antonio, the primary source of water for municipal users in the region. If water levels continue to drop, the San Antonio Water System (SAWS) may need to implement stricter water restrictions. http://stateimpact.npr.org/texas/2012/06/21/as-edwards-aquifer-drops-san-antonio-faces-severe-water-restrictions/