The Bureau of Economic Geology at The University of Texas at Austin Joins the Texas Water Journal Partnership

The Bureau of Economic Geology (Bureau) at The University of Texas at Austin has joined the partnership that publishes the Texas Water Journal.  Beginning with the first article in 2023, the Bureau will work with the Texas Water Resources Institute (TWRI) at Texas A&M University and the Texas Water Journal 501(c)(3) to publish the Texas Water Journal (TWJ).  “The addition of the Bureau of Economic Geology to the Texas Water Journal partnership represents a true milestone for the journal.  With the Bureau’s assistance the journal will be able to process and publish more articles each year,” noted Dr. Todd Votteler, TWJ’s Editor-in-Chief.  Dr. Ken Wisian, Associate Director: Environmental Division of the Bureau said, “Water is only becoming more critical to Texas with time. Teaming with the TWJ, bringing our world-class expertise and supporting capabilities to bear perfectly aligns with our mission to serve the public and is a win-win for all stakeholders in Texas.”

The Bureau of Economic Geology was established in 1909 and is the Texas State Geological Survey with a mission to serve society by conducting objective, impactful, and integrated geoscience research on relevant energy, environmental, and economic issues.  The Bureau is the oldest research unit of The University of Texas and has been an integral part of the development of the state’s economic success through the years. 

TWJ was established in 2007, and is governed by the board of directors of the nonprofit Texas Water Journal a 501(c)(3).  TWRI was established in 1952, and became the official water resources institute of Texas in 1964.  Today, TWRI is one of 54 institutes within the National Institutes for Water Resources, supported by the U.S. Geological Survey.  TWRI is also a unit of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.  In 2010, the Texas Water Journal 501(c)(3) partnered with TWRI to begin publishing TWJ. 

TWJ is an online, peer-reviewed, and indexed journal devoted to Texas water resources management, research, and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective integrating science, engineering, law, planning, and other disciplines.  You can find out more about the Texas Water Journal and register to receive the journal on our website,  As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, the Texas Water Journal needs your support.  Please consider making a donation through our website.